Healthwatch Cornwall has been nominated for a prestigious national award in recognition of their work to understand and improve people’s access to mental health support in Cornwall.
To provide the NHS, Public Health and other organisations with a deeper understanding of people’s experiences of accessing mental health support during the pandemic, Healthwatch Cornwall conducted a digital engagement project in collaboration with Outlook South West and Sea Sanctuary. The aim was to create discussion and encourage residents to join in to share their own experiences of how they accessed support during the pandemic.
Healthwatch Cornwall has been shortlisted under the Engagement category in the Healthwatch Awards 2021, which are run by Healthwatch England. This annual event celebrates the difference Healthwatch’s 4,000 plus staff and volunteers across England have made over the past year. Healthwatch Cornwall is one of only 30 local Healthwatch out of a total of 152 across England to be in the running for one of the awards, and are shortlisted with just two other local networks in the Engagement category.
Healthwatch Cornwall will find out whether its award bid has been successful during Healthwatch Week, which runs from Tuesday 9 November 2021.
Healthwatch Cornwall is your local health and social care champion. From Penzance to Bude and everywhere inbetween, we make sure NHS leaders and other decision-makers hear your voice and use your feedback to improve care.
If you’ve recently visited your GP, or local hospital, or used any health and care services in Cornwall we want to hear from you. Whether you’ve had a good or bad experience, we can use your feedback to improve services for everyone and we have the power to make NHS leaders and other care providers listen to what you have to say. We're completely independent and impartial and anything you say is confidential. We also offer information and advice to help you to get the support you need.