"Mental health should be brought into focus"

About: Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Adult mental health Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Older people's mental health

(as a service user),

I think mental health services, especially on the Lincoln Hospital site, need to be brought into focus. Mental health services should be recognised around the country. I don't access many services, I just get in touch with whoever I need to as and when at the Peter Hodgkinson Centre.

I'd like mental health services, and elderly services, to be recognised as more important. I also don't like that prisoners are mixed up with mental health patients when they're treated or in the way services are sorted out. Is it good for them to lump prisoners in with people with mental health problems? I don't think It is going to help with stigma.

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Response from Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for sharing your views via the Patient Opinion website. Evidence suggests that at some point one in four people will suffer from a mental health problem. As a Mental Health Trust we aim to offer all members of society with a comprehensive mental health service. All staff within LPFT work within the Trust's value of RESPECT which applies to all our service users and does not discriminate or exclude any member of our society -

Recognise and value people's differences

Ensure we do as we say we do

Support personal recovery and quality of life

Put people first

Enable and support our staff

Continue to work in Partnership

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