New service survey: Carers of people with mental health needs (including mental health derived from other conditions)

Closed 15 Mar 2022

Opened 15 Feb 2022


SCC in partnership with the NHS are looking to pilot service(s) for carers of people using Mental Health Support. This is a new service building on our existing mental health services for carers and arising from feedback received during the development of the Carers Strategy.  

We really want the views of carers with lived experience to help us better understand the needs of carers and to shape the new service(s). This is an initial survey and for those interested, there will be other opportunities to participate on the project. 

The aims of the service(s) will be: 

  • To support carers of people with mental ill health, taking a whole family approach  

  • Through close partnership working, establish ‘carer friendly’ environments within Mental Health acute settings  

  • Ensure that Mental Health Community Services operate using ‘carer friendly’ practice  

The specification will be co-produced with stakeholders, notably the Independent Mental Health Network, and it is anticipated that it will initially be piloted over two/three years to inform a longer-term approach.  
The pilot has an intended start date of Spring 2022, duration to be determined.

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Jo.neville-rye , Senior Commissioning Manager : Carers, Surrey County Council, Fairmount House, Bull Hill, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7AH.

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