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Previous Information:

Download Mental Health Chapter - August 2012

Download Summary for Mental Health Services (Last refreshed - August 2012)

Local Mental Health information provided by Public Health England with Wirral specific content


Further information


Healthwatch Mental Health Survey with Young People attending National Citizen Service Programme and Birkenhead Sixth Form College (Summer 2016)
Healthwatch set out to complete the survey with young people, over 140 making their feelings known, to allow then to share their understanding of mental health issues and to raise awareness of the services that are commissioned to support them. The survey was promoted through July, August and September via the National Citizens Scheme and with Birkenhead Sixth Form College. The survey results highlight the concerns and issues being faced by our young people today, services they want to access and ways they want to be communicated with. 

Wirral Mencap Consultation Report: How do we make Wirral a better place to live for people with a learning disability and their families? (July 2016)
Wirral Mencap has gathered data from over 160 people with a learning disability and/ or family carers to establish the main concerns and aspirations of people living in Wirral. The data includes information gathered via surveys, focus groups, accessible consultation exercises and statistical information from existing service provision. The data has been analysed and themes have emerged.

The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health
This national strategy, which covers care and support for all ages, was published in February 2016 and signifies the first time there has been a strategic approach to improving mental health outcomes across the health and care system, in partnership with the health arm’s length bodies.

Deliberate Self Harm across Merseyside and Cheshire April 2011 to March 2014 (September 2015)
Self-inflicted violence, self-poisoning or deliberate self-harm (DSH), is an important public health problem in the UK and across the world. This local report by Centre for Public Health at Liverpool John Moores University looks to 
increase our understanding of self-harm as both a public health issue and an individual concern for those involved, and provide up to date information on how self-harm impacts on the people of Merseyside and Cheshire. 

North West Mental Health Survey 2013
The first North West Mental Wellbeing Survey was carried out in 2009 and provided a baseline measure of the regions mental health and wellbeing. A repeat of the survey was carried out in 2012/13. This report summarises results from the Wirral sample of this latest survey.

Wirral Mental Health Forum: JSNA Call for Information Report (August 2014)
This short report outlines the survey results provided by the Mental Health Forum (MHF) in April 2014 in response to the first Wirral Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) Call for Information. There were 16 responses to the survey both through the Forum meeting and individual submissions during April 2014.

Mental Health Promotion and Prevention: The Economic Case 
Personal Social Services Research Unit, and London School of Economics and Political Science were asked by the Department of Health to identify and analyse the costs and economic pay-offs of a range of interventions in the area of mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention, and to present this information in a way that would most helpfully support NHS and other commissioners in assessing the case for investment.

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