This consultation has now closed. Thank you.

The ‘Step up to Great Mental Health’ consultation has now closed online (15 August 2021).  If you are completing a hard copy questionnaire and have not yet posted it, please use our Freepost address shown on the final page of the questionnaire.  To ensure that your feedback is included it must have reached us by post no later than Wednesday 25 August 2021.   

We would like to thank everyone who contributed the public consultation in which we asked people about proposals to invest in and improve adult mental health services for people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland when their need is urgent or they need planned care and treatment.   We reached out to communities and heard the views of many people on the proposals put forward, as well as the likely impact. 

We would also like to thank everyone that helped promote the public consultation and arranged many events and activities over the 12-weeks. Given the extent of feedback and the need to ensure that everything we heard is captured, it will take a little while to undertake an independent analysis and evaluation. 

A Final Consultation Report of Findings will be produced and published.  This will be discussed by the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in a Governing Body meeting along with a Decision Making Business Case, which outlines the recommendations relating to the proposals based on the public feedback. The Governing Body will make a decision with regard to the proposals, which will also be made public.  Although the Governing Body meeting is not a public meeting, it is held in public session.  Depending on any Covid-19 restrictions applicable at the time of the meeting, it may be held virtually or face-to-face.  We will ensure that this meeting is promoted widely across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Depending on the decisions made by CCGs Governing Body, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust would then undertake further work with service users, their families and carers, and staff to co-produce the improvements.

Step up to great mental health

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.