Crisis Line Open Forum
Have your say about proposed changes to the Crisis Line!
To help the voices of users and carers of those using mental health services to be heard (and after the success of the first meeting), we are hosting an open forum to give an update on work going on to date and to hear your feedback.
This is being hosted in the evening to allow those that could not attend the daytime event in October and will also focus on improving the crisis care pathway as well as reviewing some proposals for information provision.
Please ensure you register your free ticket to come along so we can have an idea of numbers attending.
If you have any queries in the meantime then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you there!
In August 2016, Bristol Mental Health (BMH) announced the proposed closure of the crisis line from the end of November 2016.
Since the launch of the petition, which to date over 4,400 people have signed (https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/protect-our-crisis-line-in-bristol), there have been several statements issued, the latest of which can be found at this link: http://bimhn.org.uk/news/crisis-line-update/
Some concerned users of the crisis line have expressed anxiety over the potential changes, sharing that they worry they would "lose a valuable service" that has helped them 'throughout the last eighteen months or so', approximately how long the line has been operational.
With at least one in four people experiencing a mental health issue in their lifetime, now is the time for increased and clear mental health support that is easily accessible for all.
The most recent update article, which includes feedback from the first event can be found at the following link: