CQC Launches #YourMentalHealthCare Campaign to Gather Public’s Experiences of Care
It is estimated that nearly one in four people in England suffer with conditions related to depression, anxiety and stress, and the majority who seek treatment will do so via their GP. As a result, people experiencing these conditions may know a lot about the quality of mental health care in their communities. To encourage them to share their experiences of care with CQC, they will be launching a multi-channel public engagement campaign on Monday, 11 July.
We’ve spoken with men and women about their experiences of mental health care – both good and bad – and their experiences will be at the centre of our campaign. We hope that these stories will encourage members of the public who are accessing care for treatment and support for mental health conditions to share their experiences of care. Our inspectors can’t be everywhere, and their feedback will help decide when, where and what services to inspect. It could also stop poor care from happening to someone else.
If you’re receiving care for a mental health condition including depression, anxiety or stress, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) want to hear#YourMentalHealthCare experiences – good or bad.
To share your experience of care, or for more information, visit http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/your-mental-health-care