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Background of the Mental Health project


  The Mental Health Integrated Community Care (MHICC) project is a programme involving all partner organisations across Dorset’s Integrated Care System (ICS) ‘Our Dorset’, including primary care, hospitals, community care, local authorities and the community and voluntary sector. The aim of the project is to work together, with local people, to improve mental health support provided in Dorset. National Picture The NHS Long Term Plan (2019) aims to: ‘develop new and integrated models of primary and community mental health care to support adults and older adults with severe mental illnesses’​ ‘redesign and reorganise core community mental health teams to move towards a new [...]

Background of the Mental Health project2020-11-24T14:00:45+00:00

PPG inspired questionnaire for Weymouth and Portland patients


Following an idea generated by the Weymouth & Portland PPGs and GP practices, residents in the area now have the chance to give vital feedback on the fight against the coronavirus. A survey has been developed to help health professionals understand how the changes put in place since the outbreak of COVID-19 has affected the way patients access their GP. The information will help healthcare, social care and the voluntary sector focus their services in the right areas. If you live in Weymouth or Portland and would like to take part in the survey please click here. For more information [...]

PPG inspired questionnaire for Weymouth and Portland patients2020-11-19T14:42:40+00:00

First Dorset Youth Representatives Group


We will be hosting the first Dorset Youth Representatives Group, this Thursday 12th November 2020. The Dorset Youth Representatives Group is for people who work with young people across Dorset. The aim of this group is so organsations across the county link up on projects that involve young people. We hope that by meeting and having regular conversations, we can go someway to ensure that young people are kept at the heart of decision making (when it affects them). We also hope and that we can continue to improve our working practices by sharing our learning and our experiences. This has [...]

First Dorset Youth Representatives Group2020-11-10T12:33:34+00:00

Mental Health Rehabilitation Services Update


Mental Health Rehabilitation Services work with individuals with complex psychosis whose needs cannot be met by general adult mental health services. Last year, we worked with Dorset Mental Health Forum to speak to people who had used rehabilitation services in Dorset. We wanted to find out what people’s experiences of these services had been. The survey we developed was for patients, staff and wider stakeholder groups too. Dorset Mental Health Forum carried out face to face interviews where possible with patients as well as with staff. Using feedback from this, and working with the Project Steering Group, we agreed the values [...]

Mental Health Rehabilitation Services Update2020-10-21T15:48:23+01:00

Your Mind, Your Say – the full report on Children and Young People’s Mental Health services in Dorset 2020


We are pleased to be able to publish the full report on our findings following our viewseeking about Children and Young People's Mental Health Services in Dorset 2020. Extract from the report: It was such a pleasure in the early part of 2020 between January and March (just ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic) to be out and about meeting people who are interested in children and young peoples (CYP) mental health including young people themselves. Thank you all very much for sharing so openly your views, thoughts and ideas about how CYP mental health services can be improved.   We went to [...]

Your Mind, Your Say – the full report on Children and Young People’s Mental Health services in Dorset 20202020-09-15T16:19:28+01:00

Tell us your experiences of community mental health services


Local partners have launched a survey to get people’s views on mental health services within their communities. The survey is open to anyone aged 16 or over and asks people what they think is good about services, what could be improved and what ideas or hopes they would have for services in the future. Dr Sudipto Das, Consultant Psychiatrist with Dorset HealthCare “Everyone working in health wants people to have access to the services they need, however despite our best efforts we recognise that sometime they don’t meet everyone’s needs. We are seeking views on how services can be improved, by [...]

Tell us your experiences of community mental health services2020-09-02T15:16:11+01:00
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