The group representing the 10 NHS Trusts responsible for providing mental health to London is launching the #AdventOfBetterMentalHealth campaign to find out Londoners wishes are for mental health in 2017.
The Cavendish Square Group (CSG) is asking people to share their views on what better mental health means for them. The campaign, which will run on Twitter in December, will highlight good work being done by providers in London and identify where improvements can be made by NHS Trusts to improve the provision or experience of mental health services in 2017 and beyond.
The CSG is inviting you to share your own perspectives for the year ahead and Vice Chair Paul Jenkins is encouraging everyone to get involved: “We want to hear from our community what their wishes are for mental health in 2017, whether that’s to address gaps in provision or continue to do things that are already helping Londoners.
“For the CSG, mental wellbeing isn’t just about the service you get from your local hospital. Mental health touches on so many parts of our lives, from work, our children’s education and the resilience of our communities, to our transport system, the environment we live in and how our homes are designed.”
“Christmas can be a time of great isolation and put additional strain on people’s mental wellbeing. We want to get the capital talking about its mental health and want everyone to get involved - by responding to the questionnaire or tweeting during December, to help highlight what’s most important to you.”
The Cavendish Square Group will use as many of the responses as possible as part of their social media campaign and all responses will be shared with the chief executives of the 10 London NHS Trusts responsible for mental health services.
To take part, please complete the short e-survey, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, London area location, Twitter handle and a picture. If you’d like to record a short video clip of you reading your statement, we’d also love to receive it!