Residents asked for views on Sunderland mental health services

Tue 01st December 2020


A new adult mental health strategy for the city is being developed by local health commissioners and they are asking Sunderland residents what they think.

NHS Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is turning to residents to get their views on mental health services in Sunderland which will help inform the production of a new mental health strategy for the city.

Dr Neil O’Brien, Accountable Officer for NHS Sunderland CCG, said: “Good mental health is key to creating a healthy and vibrant city but demand on mental health services is rising and people’s needs are changing. We now need to reflect on how mental health services are currently provided to ensure that they continue to meet the needs of the people who need help.

“Substantial national funding is to be made available by government to transform how adult mental health services are delivered, so this is an exciting and rare opportunity to significantly redesign mental health services and to do this, we need to hear from people who have had experience of these services.”

“We want to know what you think is important for adult mental health services in Sunderland to help us shape our plans to make sure that we are providing the right service in the right way.”

A survey will run until the 22 January 2021 for people to share their views.

The survey can be found at  or to receive a paper copy please telephone 0191 512 8484 or email

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