Please note that this consultation is now closed. Read our statement on the outcome
Together with the local provider of mental health services, Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV), we invited service users, carers and the public of Hambleton and Richmondshire to share views on proposals for improving adult and older people's mental health services.
- One in four people will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime.
- People with mental health problems receive poorer physical healthcare and those living with severe mental illness are at risk of dying on average 15-20 years earlier than the general population.
- Improved mental health and wellbeing is associated with a range of better outcomes for people of all ages and backgrounds.
- In the last 15 years the way mental health services are provided has changed. More people are able (and want) to receive the care and support they need in or near their own home. Increasingly, hospitals are focussing on caring for the most seriously ill people.
- Although some people with dementia will need to spend time in hospital, most people will benefit from being able stay in familiar surroundings, which are less disorientating.
- There is an opportunity to support more people at home by strengthening community services and social care.
- Access to residential or nursing homes for people with dementia is limited, which means that people are spending longer than they should in hospital (mental health and general acute hospitals).
- The current inpatient facilities in wards 14 and 15 at the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton do not meet the standards of a modern therapeutic mental health service.
- Providing more recovery-focussed services in the community, closer to patients’ homes.
- Making sure patients and their carers get the treatment and support they need, when they need it (any time, day or night).
- Supporting access to specialist assessments and treatments, such as inpatient care, when required.
- Providing evidence-based treatment in the most appropriate care setting.
- Ensuring mental health services continue to work closely with GPs to provide local services for local people.
- Delivering inpatient and community services in high quality, fit-for-purpose buildings.
- Post consultation report (PDF 5,727KB)
- Post consultation report without appendices (PDF 1,233KB)
- Post consultation report supporting evidence (large file - please email email@example.com to request a PDF copy)
- View or download these pictures of facilities at Roseberry Park Hospital (PDF 1,218KB), West Park Hospital (PDF 972KB) and Auckland Park Hospital (PDF 667KB)
- Easy read - summary consultation document (PDF 2,329KB)
- Video - Annie's story - transforming older people's mental health services
- Video - Davina's story - transforming adult mental health services
- Transforming Mental Health Services (Hambleton and Richmondshire) summary consultation document (1,448KB)
- Transforming Mental Health Services (Hambleton and Richmondshire) full consultation document (4,222KB)
- Transforming Mental Health Services (Hambleton and Richmondshire) leaflet (PDF 604KB)
- Transforming Mental Health Services (Hambleton and Richmondshire) Easy Read leaflet (PDF 566KB)
- Transforming Mental Health Services events summary (PDF 896KB)
- Clinical Senate letter to HRWCCG 201102017
- GB presentation 26/10/17