Healthwatch keeps children in Mind
DURING the summer, Healthwatch Hillingdon, with Hillingdon Mind, listened to young people, and families, with experience of mental health services in the borough.
This initial research, ‘Listen to me!’, can be found online.
Healthwatch Hillingdon gives local people the opportunity to improve how their health and social care services are delivered, to monitor local services and where necessary use statutory powers to hold services to account.
Today, many parents and families have children facing mental health problems, but requests to see specialists in school and elsewhere are often denied, with families facing a closed door to support and services.
This year, we want to speak to even more local people and professionals about making it easier to talk openly about problems, and for the widest possible early support for young people who need help.
We want to hear about local experiences and particularly want to hear from young people and parents.
Nothing is more urgent than addressing unhappiness in children and listening to their ideas about how new services in Hillingdon can be developed.
Please drop-in to the Healthwatch Shop, in The Pavilions shopping centre, or telephone 01895 272 997.
HAWKES Chief executive officer Healthwatch Hillingdon Chequers Square