A CONSULTATION regarding mental health services across Cheshire is open until the end of this month.

The public have until Tuesday, May 29 to voice their opinions in the form of an online survey supplied by Cheshire CCGs.

No decision will be made until after the consultation findings have been fully considered. And any new service arrangements would be introduced gradually in 2019.

The consultation document relates to the proposed redesign of specialist mental health services for adults.

Dr Ian Hulme, clinical lead for mental health at Eastern Cheshire CCG, said: “We are proposing a redesign of these services to significantly improve mental health support, with a focus on early prevention and more choice.

“User and carer feedback, along with recent clinical audit recommendations and inspections, told us that some things in these services work well but that other things need to change for the better.

“One service user told us that they ‘deserve to thrive, not just survive’ and I, together with clinical colleagues across Eastern Cheshire, South Cheshire and Vale Royal, are united in our view that this proposed model of care will support people with specialist mental health needs to do just that.”