One in three people across the country live with a mental health condition. This may be for many reasons like anxiety, depression, an addiction or a psychotic condition.
Patients living with mental health conditions need treatment, care and support, which for those in Great Yarmouth and Waveney is usually provided by the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.
HealthEast pays (through the mental health trust) for treatment so we care for the mental wellbeing as well as the physical health of our community. HealthEast also pays for third sector organisations to provide some of these services.
Health chiefs at NHS GYW also fund Feedback, a community group based in Lowestoft which offers the chance for people with mental health conditions and their families to tell us about their experiences and treatment. To find out more about Feedback and how to get in touch go to http://www.feedbackaspire.co.uk/or call 01502 533529.
For general mental health information you may find the MIND website helpful, go to http://www.mind.org.uk/ or call 0845 766 0163.