This is Mental Health Awareness Week. To judge from the high-profile activity of charities, business and prominent people it’s a great success. Good!
Our friends at Healthwatch Surrey have been busy promoting a whole range of services, including the NHS 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Helpline – 0800 915 4644.
But their ‘day job’ is for this week and every week.
They monitor patients’ and families’ experience of local health services and put the NHS on the spot if not all is well. (And if it is – they want to hear good experiences too!)
At CARBS we support this essential work.
We alert HWS anonymously to problems we hear about. But everyone can help by sharing views at the HWS website or calling their Helpdesk on 0303 303 0023.