Improving access to mental health services in Darlington

Healthwatch Darlington as well as four other Healthwatch organisations across the Tees Valley are working with the local Mental Health Alliance Partnership to understand how mental health services are being used by local people.
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We would like to know what keeps you well and how you would like to access mental health services in Darlington. It is important they know what this looks like and how it feels for you. Your views will also establish a baseline of what local people’s knowledge of current services are and your expectations of mental health services.

Healthwatch are the independent champion for people who use health and care services. We find out what people like about services, and what could be improved, and we share these views with those with the authority to make change happen.

By sharing your views with us, we will be able to help local providers and partnerships to understand what they need to do to enable you to have greater choice and control over your care, and for you to be supported to live well in your community. 

Take part in the online survey here

Alternatively, if you would prefer to take part in our survey over the phone please get in touch so that we can arrange a convenient time with you to do this.

We will also be holding the following online focus groups. If you would like to take part you can book your free place by emailing, calling 01325 380145 (please leave a message) or sending a text to 07525 237723.

Men’s Mental Health Focus Group Event (Over 18’s only)

Tuesday 14th September 2021, 12.30pm - 2pm.

Find out more here   Download the poster here

Transition from child to adult mental health services Focus Group Event (16 to 25 year olds)

Friday 17th September 2021, 4pm - 5pm.

Find out more here   Download the poster here

Carers & Parent Carers Mental Health Focus Group Event (Over 18’s only)

Tuesday 21st September 2021, 12.30pm - 2pm.

Find out more here   Download the poster here

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Youthwatch Darlington interview NSPCC and Kooth for this year's Children's Mental Health Week 2021.