One in four people every year will experience some form of mental illness yet it is an area of health and care that has historically been seen as less important or suffered from a lack of investment in the past. Healthwatch England has identified mental health as the public’s number one area of concern in 2016. Healthwatch East Riding has also chosen to focus on mental health as one of our key priority areas.
Healthwatch East Riding of Yorkshire is eager to see mental illness being given the same priority as physical illness and as a result that everyone within the East Riding of Yorkshire is able to access the support they need. The reports below showcase some of the work we have undertaken to highlight where services can improve.