Be part of shaping the future of mental health and wellbeing services in Wigan Borough – survey & focus groups

logo for Wigan Borough CCG

Be a part of shaping the future of mental health and wellbeing services in Wigan Borough

Across Wigan Borough, there are a large number of services and teams offering different levels and intensity of support to meet the wide range of mental health and wellbeing needs of our local population.

With the transfer of secondary care mental health services from North West Boroughs Healthcare to Greater Manchester Mental Health next year and experiences and learning from the Covid-19 pandemic, the Healthier Wigan Partnership is taking the opportunity to carry out some engagement work to better understand what is happening around mental health across the system and what we want it to look like in the future.

These conversations are starting with you!

Hearing your experiences and expertise is absolutely key in this so we’re asking staff from across the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise sector, health, social care, schools and police to tell us about your service.

We want to hear:

what you feel works well

if and how could things be better

if there are any unmet needs


To make sure everyone has an opportunity to contribute to the conversation, there is a short survey to gather your views.

This survey will run from Friday 27 November 2020 to Monday 4 January 2021.

CLICK HERE to complete the survey

Focus groups

There are also a number of focus groups where you can get involved in discussions, please see details below:

TopicDate and timeBooking link
Working with the voluntary and community sector to improve community mental healthThursday 10 December12noon to 1.30pm Book onto this session here.
Mental health services and community services – patient transition and supportTuesday 15 December12.30pm to 2pm Book onto this session here.
Supporting mental health in schoolsTuesday 15 December4pm to 5.30pm Book onto this session here.
Referring patients into servicesWednesday 16December1.30pm to 3pm Book onto this session here.
Mental health services and hospital services – patient transition and supportThursday 17 December5pm to 6.30pm Book onto this session here.

What’s this being used for?

This will form part of a wider engagement project which is being used to help shape the future of the borough’s mental health and wellbeing offer.

Our aim is that residents receive mental health and wellbeing support that is well invested, coordinated, resourced and sustainable for our local population.

You can find out more about the engagement project here. Any questions can also be directed to NHS Wigan Borough CCGs Communications Engagement Team via [email protected] or 01942 482711.