Mental health problems remain common, and demand for services is rising. One in six adults in Somerset have a mental health problem that would benefit from some form of help or treatment (about 70,000 people). Mental health issues among children and young people are also common. Many people do not seek help, nevertheless our mental health services are struggling to meet current demand.
The purpose of this Joint Strategy for Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing is to highlight the national and local service priorities for the next five years whilst encouraging service users, carers and the public to share their views on how they would like to see services move forward.
Read the draft Joint Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy, the one page summary of the strategy, and the letter sent to stakeholders
The survey closed on 11 April 2014
Following the public consultation, the strategy is now being rewritten to reflect the comments and suggestions received. In the meantime, you can read the letter to mental health stakeholders and the summary of the consultation responses and emerging key themes
Read the final strategy document: Positive Mental Health, A joint strategy for Somerset 2014-2019