Notes on The Campaign for Mental Health Services meeting on Wednesday 5th March at Cromer Football Club.
25 in attendance and 8 apologies.
An urgent agenda item on future meetings being possible at Cromer Football Club dominated and shocked the first part of the meeting. Two days notice of lease issues with North Norfolk District Council have lead to problems over the legal usage of the club house for activities other than sporting ones. This would greatly affect the charity Share As One for Mental Health and other support groups who would be prevented from meeting there. Liberal Democrat councillors are working with the Chair of Cromer Town FC, Jenna Bedwell, to find a solution to this shocking revelation. So many people with mental issues are reliant on these groups surviving.
The resolution that resulted from the last meeting and the recent public announcement in the EDP from Duncan Baker that some sort of walk in mental health facility will be built on the site at Cromer Hospital.
This is a step forward for the Campaign for Mental Health Services in North Norfolk, who have been campaigning for a Crisis Team to be situated in North Norfolk in such a facility. We need to hold our MP Duncan Baker to account.
Some urgent recruiting of professional mental health staff needs to occur now. The campaign is determined to keep pressing for this and other initiatives that will ultimately save lives from suicide.
Campaign meetings are the first Wednesday of each month. Venue TBA.
The Campaign for Mental Health Services in North Norfolk met on FRIDAY, 7th FEBRUARY 2020 @ 6.30pm Cromer Parish Hall.
This is a response to an increase in suicide rates particularly amongst young people in this area. Savage funding cuts have led to untold numbers of people suffering mental health problems with little or no support.
Click below to watch edited version of speakers at the meeting.
The aim is to create an NHS walk in mental health clinic and to build a community mental health team of psychiatrists, nurses and social workers so that patients are not placed hundreds of miles away from their families when they are ill.
Care Quality Commission inspectors have found services in North Norfolk ‘INADEQUATE’ and “DO NOT DELIVER SAFE CARE”.
NO concrete proposals for change have been made by those commissioning and delivering services.
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