Post pandemic: What are people telling Healthwatch England about mental health support?

Three years ago, 34,000 people told Healthwatch England they wanted improved mental health support. To help fix the issues, the NHS made mental health a significant part of its ten-year plan, pledging to give services a bigger budget.
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People's mental health experiences are largely negative
But post-pandemic, people are still struggling to get the support they desperately need. People continue to face long waits, over-subscribed crisis services, and GPs who are not always equipped to deal with mental health concerns.

Some communities face greater inequalities
For certain communities, specialist mental health support is not working. For example, Deaf people are unable to access BSL interpreters, and services show a lack of understanding about LGBTQ+ issues.

Calling on decision makers to tackle big issues
With a high demand for mental health services, Healthwatch England are supporting decision makers to think through the big questions they must tackle. Find out more in their latest article - 'Post pandemic: What are people telling us about mental health support?'.
 

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