Community mental health care reviews
Anyone experiencing mental health problems is entitled to an assessment of their needs with a mental health care professional, and to have a care plan if needed. Here, we look at how often people on a 'Care Programme Approach' (CPA) meet with a professional to discuss their care.
The community mental health survey looked at a sample of people from each trust who used NHS mental health services. Use of a mental health service could include contact with psychiatrists or psychiatric nurses, mental health support workers, occupational therapists, psychologists, psychotherapists or other mental health as well as social care workers, including those helping people with dementia, depression or other types of mental health problem. The survey asked people their views of the service to see how well it worked and whether it could be improved.
These questions were answered by all respondents who saw someone from NHS mental health services. Respondents who had been in touch with mental health services for less than a year have been excluded from the base for this question.
Note: respondents who stated that they did not know/could not remember have been excluded. Results are based on unweighted data.