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Transforming Mental Health


In November 2017 we ran a large public event aimed at explaining planned changes to mental health care, to give people a chance to share their experience of care and to 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 including 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