Join Stockport’s big conversation on mental health

Stockport residents are invited to an event to find out more about the future of mental services and give their feedback on them.

Stockport Big ConversationThe Stockport Big Conversation on Mental Health, run by Pennine Care, will take place on Tuesday 10 October, which is World Mental Health Day.

At the event there will be an update on the mental health services which are available to people in Stockport, along with plans for the future.

There will be a marketplace to meet and talk with representatives from a range of services, organisations, charities and patient groups.

These include Pennine Care’s Healthy Minds Service, Healthy Young Minds Service and Health and Wellbeing College, along with Age UK, Stockport Healthwatch, Stockport Mind, Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group and more.

There will also be focus groups to allow people to give their opinions on different aspects of mental health care as well as a question and answer session with an expert panel.

Hayley McGowan is Pennine Care’s Acting Mental Health Service Director. She said: “With health services constantly looking to improve, the event will help people to find out about any planned changes.

“It will also give a chance for us to find out how mental health services are currently working for the people of Stockport - what works well and what needs to improve.

“We’d encourage anyone who has experience of mental health services, whether as a patient, carer, or family member, to come along and share their thoughts.”

The event will be at Stockport County Football Club, Edgeley Park (Hardcastle Road, Stockport, SK3 9DD) from 10am to 3pm on Tuesday 10 October 2017. Lunch will be provided.

To register your attendance please call the Pennine Care Membership Team on 0161 716 3374 or email ftmembership.penninecare@nhs.net

People can also join in or follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #StockportBigConversation.

Click here to see a copy of the agenda and click here to find out more about local organisations attending the marketplace.