More of us are suffering with mental health problems and in varying degrees. Getting help is a vital first step towards regaining, and maintaining, good mental health - but it can be hard to ask for help and to know where to go to get support.
Everyone should be able to get a degree of mental health support from their GP practice, however people tell us that current support services don't always meet our mental health needs.

At our next Assembly on the 27 February we'll be starting a conversation about some of the different aspects of mental health and the support that is available locally. See below for further details.
Healthwatch Wandsworth Assembly
~ Managing our Mental Health ~

At our February event we'll be discussing children and young people's mental health services (South West London Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services, Talk Wandsworth (Talking Therapies) and will be asking what you think would make it easier to talk to our GP about our mental health.

When:   27 February, 10:45am registration (close 1.30pm)
Where:  Room E127, South Thames College (upstairs), Wandsworth High St

Please let us know if you would like to attend:
      Email to register your interest, or
      Book a place on Eventbrite

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Can't make this one? Our public meetings take place throughout the year so you needn't miss out. Here are some future dates for the diary:

      22 May - Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton
      26 September - St George's Hospital, Tooting
      11 December - Tooting United Reformed Church, Tooting
Healthwatch Wandsworth 2018-19 Annual Survey

Take 10 minutes to tell us what is important to you about local health and social care services. The more people we hear from, the better we can prioritise our work, based on your views.

Once we find out what you think, we'll share that information with the people who run our services so that they can change the things that need changing.

Our 2018-19 Annual Survey covers a number of areas of well-being, including physical fitness, mental health and social care services and support. All responses will be considered and may help us find key areas of focus, or need, for the coming year. Your response will be kept anonymous and confidential.

Take our 2018-19 Annual Survey.
Have Your Say on the Future of St George’s   
-Final Opportunity

The development of St George’s new clinical strategy is now well underway. Once agreed (March 2019) it will drive everything the Trust does – from the range of services it provides, to how it invests its resources.

St George's is asking staff and the local community to help develop the strategy and the next and final round of public consultation sessions will take place during February. Attendees will be asked for their views on the future of a particular service that matters to them. 

If you would like to attend one of the workshops (details below) or need more information, please email Spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Light refreshments will be provided.
  • Thursday 7 February, 17:00-18:30 - Antoinette Hotel (Rosewater Suite), 249-263 The Broadway, Wimbledon, SW19 1SD
  • Friday 15 February, 12:30-14:00 - Earlsfield Library (Fitzjohn Room), 276 Magdalen Road, Earlsfield, SW18 3NY
  • Tuesday 19 February, 17:00-18:30 - Hyde Park Room, first floor Lanesborough Wing, St George’s Hospital, Tooting, SW17 0QT 
If you are unable to make any of the sessions, you can still give your views by completing this survey
Goodbye Clive!
Chair of Healthwatch Wandsworth Steps Down

Clive Norris has been part of the Healthwatch Executive since 2013 and was elected Chair in 2016. Over the past 5 years, he has made an invaluable contribution to our work and has helped lead and develop the organisation.

Clive retired from all Healthwatch activities at the end of 2018 in order to devote more time to other interests. He will be greatly missed and we'd like to thank him for the time and energy that he has contributed to our work. We wish him all the best for the future.

Jeremy Cowper (current WCA Chair) will be standing in as Acting Chair for Healthwatch Wandsworth until the role can be permanently filled. In the interim we will be reviewing the responsibilities associated with the role to see whether they can be the shared across the Healthwatch Leadership Team, thereby making it more diverse and inclusive.

Want to find out more about what's happening with health and social care locally?

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        Anything you'd like to tell us

We're keen to hear about all your experiences with health, social or mental health care services in Wandsworth, so please get in touch and tell us what you think.

We're interested in all kinds of experiences, good and bad. What you tell us really does make a difference.
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