‘Healthy Minds’, a new community organisation set up by the Calderdale Primary Care Trust, asked the panel their views on the proposed well-being centre to be set up in Halifax in 2009. The centre will address issues relating to mental distress in the area, providing information and advice on mental health and well-being services.
When asked which services the panel would like to see provided at the centre the five most requested were:
- Information and advice
- Support for finding work
- Opportunities to get involved in self-help groups
- Help in finding and using other services.
We also asked how likely panel members, and their friends or relatives, are to use a centre providing these services. Responses were fairly evenly divided, with 29% replying 'Yes', 32% 'No', and 39% 'Don't know'.
Support was also shown for similar part time services in other parts of the Borough including: Brighouse, Hebden Bridge, Sowerby Bridge, Elland and Todmorden.