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Healthwatch - New Forum Topic: Mental Health and A&E

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Thu 3 Dec 2015


A new topic on the Healthwatch forum is now open! The fifth topic is 'mental health and A&E'.

They have posted a couple of web articles and questions just to get the ball rolling, so feel free to respond to those or post about anything else related to emotional wellbeing and physical health.

This an opportunity to make your voice heard and give your opinion on mental health in Staffordshire. Healthwatch Staffordshire have set up an online forum for the public to discuss mental health, which can be found here: http://healthwatchstaffordshire.co.uk/forum/

If you haven't already registered for the forum, you will firstly need to register on the webpage above by entering a username and your email address. You can make up any username you like as long as it isn’t already taken, so if you would like to remain anonymous you can do so.

The online discussions are designed to gather feedback from the public, including your own experiences of mental health, to inform Staffordshire County Council on how they can best implement the new mental health strategy. Staffordshire County Council’s mental health strategy can be found here: https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/health/care/CommissioningStrategies/Mental-Health-Strategy-Booklet-2014.pdf

There is also an opportunity to take part in two mental health-related surveys they are currently running for the same project.

The following survey is open to everyone: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MentalHealthAppeal

If you work in the health and social care sector, please consider taking part in their professionals mental health survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MHS_Professionals