Highlights from survey data:
97% would like there to be a 24/7 hub for mental health support in Medway
89% would like this to offer creative and other activities to support well being and act as a safe social space
99% would like to access crisis support and 1 to 1 sessions in the proposed hub
98% feel that the proposed hub would relieve pressure on frontline services such as A&E, the Police, and the Crisis Team
99% would prefer to be seen in an environment such as the proposed hub rather than A&E when in crisis.
98% would find it easier to access services if an initial face to face point of contact existed for signposting, multi-agency liaison and bringing services together.
99% felt that the proposed hub and associated activities would prevent them reaching a point of crisis at least some of the time
100% would like to see mental health issues addressed more quickly
100% would like to see more mental health provision in general
83% felt confident that this could be delivered in part at least by non-profit organisations and charities
94% would like support and signposting for parallel issues such as substance misuse and homelessness alongside mental health services - we are working closely with key organisations and services under this remit to better support individuals and communities.
86% would like to see services communicate more effectively with each other and with them