Mental Health

Mental Health

One in three people across the country live with a mental health condition. This may be for many reasons including anxiety, depression, an addiction or a psychotic condition.

Patients living with mental health conditions need treatment, care and support, which for those in West Norfolk is usually provided by their GPs, by voluntary organisations and where additional and more specialist care is required by the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Wellbeing Norfolk and Waveney offers a range of free and confidential support to help people make changes to improve their wellbeing and to help them cope with common mental health and emotional issues such as low mood, stress, anxiety and depression.  To find a Wellbeing Service near you click here.
 
West Norfolk CCG seeks through its commissioning to promote the mental wellbeing as well as the physical health of our community.  

For general mental health information you may find the West Norfolk MIND website helpful, go to http://www.westnorfolk-mind.org.uk/  or call 01553 776966.

Norfolk County Council has published a wide range of mental health resources, particularly for Children and Families here

Organisation

Website

Telephone No

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation Trust

http://www.nsft.nhs.uk

01603 421421

Alzheimer’s Society

http://www.alzheimers.org.uk

01553 762227

West Norfolk Mind

http://www.westnorfolk-mind.org.uk

01553 776966

Equal Lives

https://equallives.org.uk/

01508 491210

National Dementia Helpline

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/info/20012/helpline

 0300 222 1122

For details of Mental Health and Wellbeing services for children and young people, please click here and scroll down the page.

Norfolk and Waveney Sustainability and Transformation Partnership Adult Mental Health Service Review

Norfolk and Waveney’s Sustainability and Transformation Partnership has begun a major review of local adult mental health services. The review will inform the development of a 10 year mental health strategy, ensuring services are delivered in ways that meet future needs.

We are asking for a wide range of views on our adult mental health services across Norfolk and Waveney, and we would like to hear any experiences you, or someone close to you, may have had in accessing support and care recently.

The case for reviewing mental health services

Mental illness is thought to affect 163,000 adults in Norfolk and Waveney. Although rates of severe mental illness such as psychosis are broadly in line or lower than the UK average, there is a higher level of disease related to ‘common mental illness’ - problems such as depression, stress and anxiety. Up to 19.1% of the adult population are affected by depression or anxiety.

The region’s ageing population has also driven dementia rates above the national average, most notably in North Norfolk where 1.2% of the population suffers with dementia compared to 0.8% across the UK.

How to get involved

It is vital that we hear from people that have experience of getting help for their mental health needs, or accessing mental health services locally. We also want to hear from families and carers that support a person or loved one’s mental wellbeing.

You can give your views via an online survey available here: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/NWMentalHealthReview/

Printable and accessible versions of the survey can be downloaded below. You can return these to the following Freepost address:

Freepost RTJE-GXBZ-CSJR
NHS Norwich CCG
Room 202
City Hall
St Peters Street
Norwich
NR2 1NH

The survey will close at 5pm on Friday 23 November 2018.

We have also planned a series of public events where you can discuss the review and what you think is important as part of developing a 10 year strategy. To attend, click on the Eventbrite link next to the event details below.

Date and time TBC – King’s Centre, Norwich

Wednesday 7 November, 2pm-4.30pm – Orbis Centre, Lowestoft https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/developing-norfolk-and-waveneys-10-year-mental-health-strategy-tickets-50693953981

Wednesday 14 November, 10am-12.30pm – Town Hall, King’s Lynn https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/developing-norfolk-and-waveneys-10-year-mental-health-strategy-tickets-44347559745