We are offering you a unique opportunity to express your views about how mental health and emotional wellbeing services are developed and delivered across east and west Suffolk.
In the past you may have been asked to share your views on individual services, but now, for the first time, we want your help to shape the mental health and emotional well-being support system as a whole.
This will be your chance to input into and influence services in the community, GP practices, hospitals, care homes and specialist services.
We want your views on mental health and emotional well-being in all their variations, from maternal mental health to eating disorders to dementia, to name but a few.
Over the forthcoming months we will be asking you, as employees, carers or patients, what you feel is currently being done well, what needs to be done better and what we can do to offer more joined-up services right across east and west Suffolk.
What you feed back to us will influence and help shape future mental health services.
Our work will be guided by a set of shared principles, which are:
· everyone’s views matter
· this is not about making savings
· prevention is as important as treatment
· people should be helped to care for themselves, but if the need arises be provided with reliable and appropriate crisis support
· physical and mental health considerations will be tackled together
· everyone should get the right support, at the right time and in the right place
To reassure you that your voices will be heard, a number of organisations that represent the people who use our services and their families are leading on this piece of work as a partnership.
If you would like to hear more about our work or get involved please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0800 448 8234, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm on behalf of the partnership.
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