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Transforming Mental Health - 2017 Event Report


In November 2017, we ran a large public event aimed at explaining the planned changes to mental health care and to give people a chance to share their experience and debate the issues with leaders in the sector. We organised this on behalf of Richmond CCG. In total, 148 people registered an interest for the event and 109 people attended on the day. Attendees came from a range of backgrounds and included people who used services, carers, interested members of the public, professionals from NHS/social care and the voluntary sector.

We collected 140 comments during the event’s discussion groups, Q&A session and via written feedback. These were analysed and a FULL REPORT was produced with recommendations to which the CCG responded. The feedback collected, along with the findings of our wider Mental Health work, will help shape future mental health plans.

“We asked Healthwatch to organise the event so we could test our developing plans with local people, and the feedback gathered will help us when working with our providers to refine our plans for 2018/19 and beyond.”

Tonia Michaelides Managing Director, Kingston and Richmond CCGs