An online poll was hosted on the Oxford Mental Health Forum website to collect data on how long people have had to wait to gain access to talking therapies. The results of the research were very concerning, with nearly half of those who took part in the poll (there were 54 responses in total) having waited more than six months for their first treatment session.
The results of the poll prompted further research to be carried out to establish the extent at which the results reflect more substantial data, revealing that waiting times
for talking therapy in Oxfordshire have been falling short of the Government's 28 day target.
View the research findings [PDF format | Published February 2013]
It was reported during the programme that TalkingSpace will be taking on more staff and will soon have more treatments available in order to meet the increase in demand for the service.
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Oxford Mental Health Forum and Oxford Health NHS FT are working collaboratively to establish patient/service user and carers' views on involvement
within the Oxford Health NHS FT mental health division.
An online survey was devised to find out more about patient and carer views on involvement across services. The report accessible below details the results of the survey, along with the conclusions that were drawn from the responses received.
If you have any questions about the research, or would like to share your own views and/or experience with us please contact:
Oxford Mental Health Forum: email@example.com;
Oxford Health NHS FT: firstname.lastname@example.org.