A health watchdog is asking people to talk about mental health services in North Wales.

The independent health services watchdog for North Wales – the North Wales Community Health Council (NWCHC) - has now confirmed further dates for listening and engagement events across the region. These events will give people the opportunity to share their views and experiences of Mental Health Services in North Wales.

The NWCHC will be hosting a series of events Zoom inviting NHS staff, patients, carers and their families to talk about Mental Health Services. The first event held last week, was well attended and people were pleased that the NWCHC had provided them with an opportunity to air their views.

Events will be taking place on the following dates, 10am and 6pm:

January 14 – Adults with Functional Mental Health Problems / Adults Psychiatric Services

February 1 – Older Persons Mental Health Care

February 4 – CAMHS and the Transition to Adults Services

February 8 – Learning Disabilities

February 11– Substance Misuse Services

Mr Geoff Ryall-Harvey, Chief Officer for NWCHC said: “This is an opportunity for people to have a say in the future of mental health care in North Wales.

"It is vital that we present the experiences and suggestions of all those who use mental health services to those who make decisions and policies.

“We want to hear from as many as possible about experiences of Mental Health Services across North Wales.

"The events will be structured around a number of aspects such as compliments, concerns, and complaints, care planning, care provision and communication.

"We understand that in some instances, people might wish to share experiences in a more confidential way and we will ensure that there is an opportunity for such discussions to take place privately.”

Should you wish to attend any of the events or for further information contact the North Wales Community Health Council via telephone on 01248 679284 (leave an answerphone message and a member of our team will be in touch) or e-mail yourvoice@wales.nhs.uk

You can also register your attendance via our SurveyMe app by using the following link: UK-E4AS-7EAE