Healthwatch Suffolk listens to your experiences of NHS and social care services in Suffolk. It gives you a place to share feedback (good or bad) about local services (e.g. GP practices, hospitals and care homes) and can use the things you tell it to make services better for everyone. It also provides an information and signposting service that can help you, or someone you know, to find help and support when you need it.
To find out more about Healthwatch Suffolk, you can visit its website (www.healthwatchsuffolk.co.uk/services). Whilst you are there, why not take a second to find a service you have used and leave feedback about how it went. It works like other review sites and you can be anonymous.
A big focus for Healthwatch Suffolk is mental health and emotional wellbeing services for young people.
It has asked nearly 14,000 young people in Suffolk about their emotional wellbeing as part of a major project called ‘My Health, Our Future’. Through this, young have been sharing how they feel about ÷÷topics that affect their wellbeing, including social media, body image, self-esteem and online bullying.
Keep an eye out for the latest report, which was published in late February onto the Healthwatch Suffolk website. The findings have been shared with the people in charge of young people’s mental health services, and they are using this information to help them to make important decisions about the future of support.
As the My Health, Our Future project continues into its third year, Healthwatch Suffolk will be working in partnership with Student Life to involve young people in discussions about improving support in our county.
Our new partnership agreement will mean that we can work together in the most effective way possible to shape, influence and improve your local services. This might include sharing information or collaborating on project work. Look out for more information about these developments over the coming months.
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