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Feedback from World Mental Health Day Celebration

Why did you decide to come to this event?

  • Because mental health is very important to us as we have two adult daughters with different mental health conditions
  • To find out what goes on
  • Has interest in the subject
  • We were invited when we were attending 3M’s care at RW Bassett
  • We find the information very helpful
  • An interest in mental health issues
  • Important event in the year.  Transport provided. General Interest
  • I was invited to have  a stand
  • Stall holder
  • Invited by Maureen Waite, Mental Health Support worker at Carers Wiltshire
  • The M. Health team are so helpful and also without the Cover Support I would not survive
  • Gather info to disseminate to my community
  • Sent email
  • By invitation
  • Invited to look after OTTT question stand
  • Networking opportunity – public service
  • We were invited to attend by members of WSUN
  • To promote CAB and meet other orgs
  • As a stand holder
  • To meet with WSUN members and other organisations
  • Invited
  • As part of AWP team
  • Saw leaflet @ 19 Sept Devizes AWP event
  • Fits with my role in public health

Has the day been informative?

  • Most definitely
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Very informative with speakers and guest involvement. Stalls
  • Yes, the talks were excellent and it was a great networking opportunity
  • Yes
  • Very
  • Yes
  • Yes – very – Need to have this info at Area Boards on a regular basis
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes, speakers were excellent, pity that Simon Hall’s films were not available
  • Yes, in many ways, continuing to raise awareness of mental health is paramount
  • Very, some very interesting Agencies – which will be useful for our members
  • Yes it was excellent
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes – open floor questions raised interesting topics
  • Yes found out a lot about local services
  • Excellent and outstanding
  • Very, great to hear what’s going on

What is the most useful thing you have gained from the event?

  • Meeting with Dr. Julia Hankin & giving her feedback on important issues raised about 5 years ago
  • What is on for carers
  • Greater knowledge of services available
  • To know that there are many facilities to aid sufferers and carers
  • Listening to Julie Hankin
  • The information about patient care given by speaker Julie Hankin & winning the raffle!
  • Opportunity to promote our services and have gained a better understanding of mental health issues
  • Networking – finding out what other services/introducing self to others
  • Information about the other “charities” and organisations that are in Wiltshire & talks were very informative
  • So many organisations tough on the ‘edge’ of Mental Health and rarely is MH the only issue – it also touches on physical illness and affects so many people now or may do in the future.  Mental ill health can affect anyone at anytime
  • Learning more about what the public think who asked questions at the event. Learning more about asubject I have little knowledge on.  Finding info on Providers of Services
  • Networking and hearing from Clinicians and users
  • Information at the stalls
  • A chance to have a private talk with Julie Hankin
  • Raising awareness of Develop Service.  Although most organisation are in touch with us.  I do find that the individual team members undertaking different roles, do not always know we exist
  • A good source of networking
  • Networking
  • Hearing presentations & networking
  • Networking
  • Interaction with local 3rd sector agencies, increased knowledge of services run in Wiltshire
  • Meeting people. Playing music. Seeing art, getting free sweets and pens, + Lorrain’s welcome + dinner + parking
  • Networking and hearing user concerns

Is there anything which would improve future events?

  • No – we thoughts the balance in everything was just right
  • Not sure
  • No
  • Could we have a representative at surgery level to attend or speak at the event.
  • Perhaps seating around tables more conducive to discussions
  • No,  it was a good day, thank you
  • More people/visitors
  • It is a shame more people were not here to take on board all the information t hat has been available
  • Until I had this invitation from Maureen Waite, I would not have known it was MH day – so it must be the same for many other folk who would have attended if they had known of the event.  As far as I can know, the TV & radio have no so far highlighted the annual event of MH day – maybe on this evenings new something might be mentioned.  Hopeful input into teacher training might help.  Stigma starts early.  Some schools with a more enlightened approach may introduce “mental health” as a topic as part of their PSE syllabus.  When any new pupil came into my class  & came from Devizes – t he class reaction was “oh from the funny farm” eliciting much mirth.  Unless this topic is tackled early stigma will continue and remain the most hurtful and destructive attitude that folks with MH issues have to cope with.  Today was an opportunity t o give thanks to Rethink and many others here today for all the care and support they have given to my family for many years.  The music and art was very liberating and fun.  Thank you
  • Need to have parish and Town Councillors present so they can learn about what is available + representatives from each GP practice so GPs can have/re-enforce info they should know about.  Those reps needs to then brief their practices on what they have learnt
  • List of delegates would be helpful/useful as not enough time to get round everyone.  Great event, very well organised.  Thank you
  • Speakers on specific health issues e.g. medication, dual diagnosis

 

 

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