NHS Dorset CCG is inviting local people to attend drop-in sessions to find out more about proposals to improve services for those experiencing serious mental illness in the county.
The events take place throughout February and March in venues across the county including in Sherborne, Poole and Bridport.
At the sessions people will be able to find out more about the proposals and get their questions answered by members of staff who are working on the project.
There will also be an opportunity to view a short film and complete the consultation questionnaire on the day if people wish to do so.
- Increasing inpatient beds by 16 so that people can access them earlier and to stop people being placed out of Dorset
- The introduction of community front rooms – safe places to go when things start to go wrong, based in familiar settings within the community
- Creation of Retreats – safe places where people can get the right treatment and support when they need it, located with community mental health teams
- Improvements to 24/7 crisis telephone line to include a new service called Connection
These options allow people access to places and services at evenings and weekends.
People who are unable to attend the drop-in sessions or would prefer not to attend can view find out more online and have their say via www.dorsetsvision.nhs.uk.
Alternatively paper copies are available by calling 01202 541946 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Events take place as follows:
Wednesday 8 February – Bournemouth
Bournemouth Library, BH2 5RQ 11am-6.30pm
Tuesday 14 February – Dorchester
The Corn Exchange, DT1 1HF 11am-5pm
Wednesday 15 February – Wareham
The Corn Exchange, Wareham, BH20 4NS 11am-4.45pm
Not Just Sundaes Community Cafe, Wareham, BH20 4LU 4.45pm-6.30pm
Thursday 16 February – Christchurch
Christchurch Library, BH23 1AW 11am-6.30pm
Monday 20 February – Sherborne
Digby Memorial Church Hall, DT9 3NL 11am-7pm
Tuesday 21 February – Sturminster Newton
The Exchange, DT10 1FH 11am-7pm
Wednesday 22 February – Poole
St Mary’s Longfleet Church Centre, BH15 2LP 11am-7pm
Thursday 23 February – Ferndown
The Barrington Centre, BH2 9TH 11am-6.30pm
Friday 24 February – Weymouth
Weymouth Library, DT4 8NN 11am-5pm
Saturday 25 February – Dorchester
The Dorford Centre, DT1 1RR 11am-4pm
Friday 3 March – Bridport
Town Hall, DT6 3HA 11am-7pm
Monday 6 March- Weymouth
Weymouth Library, DT4 8NN 4pm-6.45pm
Monday 6 March – Wareham
Purbeck Sports Centre, BH20 4PH 4pm-7pm
Tuesday 14 March – Boscombe
Shelley Theatre, BH5 1LX 11am-4pm
Friday 17 March – Shaftesbury
Abbey View Medical Centre, SP7 8DH 3pm-6.30pm
The Mental Health Acute Care Pathway is outside of the Clinical Services Review, which runs until 28 February 2017.