This survey has been created by the Independent Mental Health Network to understand people’s experiences of seeking support for health and wellbeing in Surrey and North East Hampshire.
We will use this information to help the local mental health trust, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, understand where services are working well and where they are not, and how they can be improved to meet the needs of everyone in the community.
If you have any questions or concerns about completing this survey, please email email@example.com or call/text 07492 249 513.
We are looking for members who have experience of living with an SMI to join our SMI physical health check sub-group. This group assists the NHS commissioners in helping to improve the quality of physical health checks and the uptake of them.
The purpose of this is to ultimately help to improve the physical health of people with an SMI and to reduce health inequalities.
As someone with a mental illness, mental ill-health or as a Carer, what is your experience of social care? We want to hear your stories, good or bad, which we will then use to feed into adult social care which will help improve services in the future. Your thoughts can be submitted to the IMHN Coordinator who will put these together to submit to commissioners.
The network has been approached by Surrey County Council about commissioning the care at home service for people with Mental Illness, Learning Disability or Autism. Chris (the lead commissioner for this work) would like to hear your experiences and what you think a good care at home service would look like.
You can either send your thoughts in to the IMHN Coordinator or you can volunteer to join a group that will meet bi-monthly to work on the service specification with Chris.
Write an article or blog to be included in the newsletter and on our social media channels about a topic you believe to be of interest to the network.
You could produce a vlog if you prefer (let us know if you need some help with this!)
Improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT) is an area that network members have raised to work on in the year ahead.
We are looking for people to get involved who have experience of accessing IAPT services or people who have not been able to access the service to share their experiences. This work will commence later in the year but it is useful to hear if this is an area you may be interested in working on.
The network raised this as an area that they would like to work on later this year and it would be useful to know who might be interested in getting involved in this work.