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Have your say on NHS funded mental health services in Nottingham

NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is holding four drop-in events this month, to let people have their say on how NHS funds should be spent on adult mental health services in the City. 

These engagement events will give people, carers and the wider public the opportunity to speak directly to those who commission mental health services and tell them how current services could be improved and what they feel is important for future service planning.

The events will be held across the City as follows:

  • Bulwell
    Tuesday 18 March 2014, 9:30am to 12:30pm
    Case Conference Room, Bulwell Riverside, Main Street, NG6 8QJ
    Tel: 0115 883 3500
  • Clifton
    Thursday 20 March 2014, 9:30am to 12:30pm
    Meeting Room 2, Clifton Cornerstone, Southchurch Drive, NG11 8EW
    Tel: 0115 878 6100
  • St Ann’s
    Tuesday 25 March 2014, 9:30am to 12:30pm
    Conference Room, St Ann's Valley Centre, 2 Livingstone Road, NG3 3GG
    Tel: 0115 883 9700
  • Hyson Green
    Thursday 27 March 2014, 9:30am to 12:30pm
    Meeting Room 5, The Mary Potter Centre, 76 Gregory Boulevard, NG7 5HY
    Tel: 0115 883 8000

An estimated one in four adults will experience mental health issues at some point in their lives – ranging from serious mental illness to common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. Mental health conditions can be highly disabling and impact on working, social and family life.

Charlotte Reading, Head of Commissioning Mental Health & Learning Disabilities at NHS Nottingham City CCG, said: “We’re asking anyone who has had experience of NHS adult mental health services in Nottingham themselves or knows someone else who has used these services to come along to one of our drop-in engagement sessions.

“We want to know if people have found these services helpful and how they think they could be improved. This will give us a better understanding of how these services are performing now and help us to develop services that will meet the needs of those who use them in the future.”

Feedback from these engagement events will form part of a review of existing adult community mental health services and help the CCG in its commissioning of a range of services from April 2015 that:

  • Are accessible to all, including groups within the population who currently find services difficult to use for cultural reasons or because they do not meet their needs
  • Have an emphasis on supporting recovery and promoting independence (safely)
  • Consider each individual’s physical health needs as equally important to their mental health needs
  • Promote seamless referral process, both within and between services

Members of the public who have not used mental health services before are also invited to the events to find out more about the services available and give feedback on what they think may be missing.

For people who cannot make the drop-in events, an online survey will be available until 16 May at Mental Health Services Review Survey. All responses to the survey will remain confidential.

Published: 14 March 2014