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We're going Mental Health System Perfect!

This week, the Trust is joining health and care organisations across Doncaster and Bassetlaw to take part in Mental Health System Perfect action week.

This week-long exercise (from Tuesday 26 March) will look at how health and social care pathways function when all hands are on deck and everything is working exactly as it should.

System Perfect is a project which happens several times a year; the focus this time is on mental health services, raising awareness and encouraging conversations locally so people can access the support they need in their local communities.

Over the last 12 months, like most areas across the country, we have seen a rise in the number of people attending the emergency departments at Doncaster Royal Infirmary and Bassetlaw Hospital when they need mental health support or when they are in crisis.

Throughout this week of action, the System Perfect team will seek to understand better the use of the emergency department for people when they experience mental health crisis, as well as raising awareness of the wide range of services that operate across Doncaster and Bassetlaw to support and address individual mental health needs.

How you can get involved

You can help the System Perfect project by making sure you, your family and friends are aware of and make best use of mental health services appropriately.

A ranges of services offering information and support is available for patients and members of the public in Doncaster and Bassetlaw.

To help raise awareness of the different services available to support individuals with mental health issues, we have created a short survey.  It will only take a few minutes to complete and will help us capture people’s awareness of mental health services and find out where they would go for help, support and advice.

The responses from this survey will help shape future services in Doncaster and Bassetlaw.

You can follow our week of action on Twitter by using the hashtag:  #MHSystemPerfectSYB

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