Healthwatch Mental health Services Report
Raising Awareness of Mental Health in the East Riding: Healthwatch publishes Mental Health Services report
As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, Healthwatch East Riding of Yorkshire (HWERY) has today published a report examining the quality of mental health services in the region.
HWERY spoke to people experiencing mental health issues, and their carers, in Bridlington, Beverley, Hessle, and Goole in order to get their views on the quality of the treatment they had received.
The report concluded that an effective level of treatment does exist across the region, especially when groups such as Mind and Rethink are involved, but that there is a variability in treatment quality, and in the understanding of the needs of people experiencing mental health issues, amongst GPs and other care providers, which needs to be addressed
The report also highlighted the importance of voluntary and community groups in the treatment of mental health problems and called for these services to receive greater support.
Delivery Manager at HWERY, Linsay Cunningham, said:
“Mental health services are often seen as the ‘poor relation’ to physical health needs. This should not be the case and the two are often linked.
We are pleased with the comments we received from the people we spoke to, however a number of areas of improvement were also brought to our attention and we hope these will be dealt with swiftly.”
Mental Health Awareness week runs from the 16th-22nd May and further information can be found at: www.mentalhealth.org.uk
The full text of the report is available below or can be downloaded from: www.healthwatcheastridingofyorkshire.co.uk/reports