People in Waveney are being invited to join a new study to find out how people with a Serious Mental Illness (SMI) are being supported in the community.

Healthwatch Norfolk is keen to find out what help patients and their carers are getting in the area, what worked well, and what could be improved.

It is part of a long-term project from the organisation which works with people to find out their health and care experiences and shares them with decision-makers to help shape future care.

Working with Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT) and NHS Norfolk and Waveney, the study launched earlier this year and is now being expanded into the Waveney area to ensure an even wider mix of views.

The organisation is keen to hear from people who are severely affected by mental illness which covers conditions like:

  • Psychosis
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia/Schizoaffective disorder
  • Personality disorder
  • Severe depression
  • An eating disorder
  • A mental health condition which needed rehabilitation
  • Those struggling with mental illness during pregnancy or after birth.

You can leave your feedback below

Calling Healthwatch Norfolk on 0808 168 9669

Those leaving feedback may also be invited to have a one-to-one interview about their experiences in more detail.

All the responses will then be analysed, and a report will be compiled, which will be published and shared with health care decision-makers, and feature recommendations for further work.

This study is being carried out by Healthwatch Norfolk in Waveney with the full consent and knowledge of Healthwatch Suffolk.