Developing mental health services for the future: have your say

Local people are being invited to help develop the district’s mental health strategy for the future.

Mental health - talkingNHS clinical leaders in Bradford want to find out people’s views on how the district’s mental health services should be developed and delivered to make sure everyone has the best support to prevent mental ill health and achieve mental wellbeing.

Local voluntary and community services are hosting an engagement event on Thursday 14 July at Carlisle Business Centre to share their experiences of using mental health services and consider proposals for the new mental health strategy for Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven.

The strategy focuses on the themes of hope, wellness, recovery, and quality, and what can be done to promote and retain good mental health, prevent mental health problems and improve the health and wellbeing of those living with and recovering from mental illnesses.

The local voluntary sector groups and the Bradford clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) want as many people as possible to get involved in developing local mental health services by sharing their experiences.

As well as the core mental health services, there is also a need for local people and organisations, the NHS, local authority and voluntary sector to do the things that will support good mental health and wellbeing and remove barriers that prevent people from accessing care.

This may include providing choices that promote good housing and a place in the community, strengthen families, enable friendships, build networks, and support employment, activities and positive lifestyles.
 
The event runs from 9.30am to 1pm on 14 July. To book a place, please contact 01274 481590 or email info@equalitytogether.org.uk