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Have you, or has someone close to you, experienced a mental health crisis within the last year?


Last winter we asked local people to tell us what we should be working on to improve health and social care in Southwark.

We heard that we should look into the help people get in a mental health crisis.

People define a mental health crisis in different ways, but it could mean:

  • needing urgent or emergency help
  • losing touch with reality
  • danger of physical harm to yourself or others.

Would you like to tell us about your care, or that of someone close to you who you supported? What worked well and what could have been better? Your feedback will help us influence improvements for people needing help and support in the future.

We will hold interviews at Cambridge House, 1 Addington Square, SE5 7JZ (off the Walworth Road near Burgess Park).

About the interviews:

  • The interview will last around an hour depending on how much you want to say. You can stop at any time.
  • It is focused on your experiences of seeking help, so you do not have to share personal background if you don't want to.
  • You are welcome to bring a friend/relative with you for support or to contribute their views and recollections.
  • All information will be anonymised.

If you are interested in sharing your views and experiences please get in touch.

We know that discussing mental health crisis can be difficult, so we are happy to talk over what to expect before you get involved. Let us know if you would prefer to give your feedback in a different way. Contact:


0207 358 7005


If you represent an organisation with members or service users who might wish to take part, feel free to contact us for more information and a flyer.


Email: info@healthwatchsouthwark.co.uk

Telephone: 0207 358 7005

Next event

Southwark Mental Health Carers Forum will take place on 26 Apr 2019

Location: Southwark Carers 3rd Floor, Walworth Methodist Church, 54 Camberwell Road, SE5 0EN