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Public consultation on mental health services in West Sussex Summary document


Ten years ago the first ever NH S National Service Framework for mental health was published. It set standards for the way people with mental illnesses should be diagnosed and treated and it led to significant investment in mental health services nationally and within West Sussex.

Today our expectations are more ambitious and go beyond simply treating mental ill-health. Our aim is to provide mental health services which offer real choice to the people who use them, support them in their recovery and enable them to maintain mental well being. The NHS in West Sussex is carrying out a public consultation to get people's views about proposals to change mental health services in West Sussex and to get the right balance between hospital-based inpatient mental health care and services provided outside hospital. A related consultation is taking place at the same time in East Sussex.

This document is a summary of the full consultation document. To obtain a copy of the full document, and to request copies in alternative formats, languages or Braille, please contact:

Mental Health Consultation
Freepost SEA 1064, NH S West Sussex, 1 The Causeway
Goring-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN12 6ZZ
Telephone: 01903 708 440