Mental health services in Harrogate and Wetherby

Lead: Tees, Esk and Wear Valley (TEWV) NHS Foundation Trust

Period: 24th Jun 2019 - 13th Sep 2019

TEWV led on an engagement to develop community mental health services for people in Harrogate, Wetherby and the surrounding areas. NHS Leeds CCG supported the engagement in the Wetherby area.

Brief description of the project

Tees, Esk and Wear Valley (TEWV) are the providers of mental health services for Harrogate and the Wetherby area and are currently developing their mental health services. This involves moving inpatient mental health services to a new hospital in York. In doing so, this will free up £500,000 per year that will be invested into developing community mental health services.

We wanted to work with local people to develop community services that will support more people to remain in their home environment. We anticipate implementing these developments by Spring 2020.

You can read more background information on TEWV’s website

Who did we speak to?

We wanted to hear from as many people as possible in Wetherby and its surrounding areas. This included current or previous users of mental health services, carers, family members, volunteers and health and care staff.

What and how did we ask?

We wanted to hear views on the proposals and if there was anything we’ve missed that would help support people.

People could feedback via a survey that was available online, in paper and easy read formats. We also held a range of drop-in sessions in Wetherby and the surrounding villages.

What did people tell us?

A number of themes were identified through the engagement. People told us that:

  • They generally supported the proposals
  • People would like to see more mental health services delivered in the Wetherby area
  • They were concerned about transportation in accessing inpatient services in York
  • The staff and services need to be clear about what services can access from where (Leeds or Harrogate). People tell us that there is confusion at the moment.

You can read the feedback given by the people in Wetherby and the surrounding areas in our engagement report:

Wetherby Area Engagement Report (2MB)

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If you would like to read more information about this engagement please see the downloads section below.

If you have any questions about this engagement please contact tewv.enquiries@nhs.net or call 01642 516468

What did we do?

We made recommendations based on people’s feedback and shared this with people who are managing the changes to mental health services. We will clearly outline how we have used the feedback to shape these services.

Downloads:

Engagement documents:

Summary and Survey (466KB)

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Narrative document (633KB)

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Easy read documents:

EASY READ – Summary and Survey (6MB)

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AUDIO SUMMARY – EASY READ (18MB)

Engagement planning documents:

Engagement plan (885KB)

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TEWV NHS Foundation Trust – Equality Impact Assessment (211KB)

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