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Engagement on Mental Health Act assessment service receiver/supporter survey

Status: Closed

Opens: 11 January 2021 - Closes: 8 March 2021

What this consultation is about

Have you experienced being assessed under the Mental Health Act or do you care for someone who has been assessed?

We know this can be, and often is, a distressing experience for the person and family involved. So, it’s important that it is carried out in a way that reduces that distress as much as possible. We also know that people wish to avoid becoming so unwell that they need to be assessed so we're asking questions about what might have prevented it for you.

All information will be anonymised. The information will be used to help mental health services prevent the need for assessments whenever possible. It will also be used to help improve practise for professionals involved in Mental Health Act assessments when that has become necessary.

If you'd like to give your experience but need some support to complete this survey, please tel: 01629 531307 and leave a message. One of the Stakeholder Engagement Team will ring you back and help you to complete it.

If you're a carer or family member who has been involved in an assessment please answer the questions from your perspective.

If you've had a Mental Health Act Assessment in the last year or supported someone through this process, we'd welcome your help. Please complete the short online survey to let us know your views.

How to take part

We are carrying out this consultation in the following ways:

  • Questionnaire - Online
  • Questionnaire - Paper

Who is the consultation aimed at?

Which part of Derbyshire is this consultation aimed at?
  • All Derbyshire (excluding Derby City)
Generally, who is this consultation aimed at?
  • Carers
  • Service users

How will we let you know the results?

Feedback about this consultation will be available by the following methods:

  • Our website

Contact details


  • County Hall
    DE4 3AG