Mental health problems represent the largest single cause of disability in the UK. One in four adults experiences at least one diagnosable mental health problem in any given year.

What is mental health? According to Mind: “Good mental health means being generally able to think, feel and react in the ways that you need and want to live your life. But if you go through a period of poor mental health you might find the ways you're frequently thinking, feeling or reacting become difficult, or even impossible, to cope with. This can feel just as bad as a physical illness, or even worse.”

We have been listening to what people want from their local mental health services. This public consultation focuses on proposals to invest in and improve adult mental health service for people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland when their need is urgent or they need planned care and treatment. This consultation provides the opportunity to make your views known in helping shape how we can step up to great mental health.