We need more awareness about Mental Health Services
Nightingale Hospital – 8 May 2017
With Mental Health Awareness Week this week (8-14 May), Nightingale Hospital have polled 200 members of the general public regarding their awareness of mental health services and how to access mental health treatment.
The survey results indicate that:
- 97% of respondents know someone who has suffered from a mental health condition
- 44% of respondents don’t know the difference between a psychologist, a therapist and a psychiatrist
- 39% of respondents wouldn’t know how/where to access mental health treatment
- 92% of respondents think there needs to be more information on how to access mental health services
These statistics are quite worrying, and clearly highlight the need for more information on how and where to access mental health treatment. The Heads Together Campaign in the first 4 months of 2017 has gone a long way to combat the stigma associated with mental health, but there is still a long way to go.
Call our Patient Services Team for advice on 020 7535 7732.
Quick links for more information on mental health treatment:
- Treatment options at Nightingale Hospital
- How to access treatment at Nightingale Hospital
- Do I need to see a consultant or a therapist?
- Frequently asked questions