Long-term conditions & mental health
Over the last few months, the Healthwatch team have been talking to people recovering from a stroke or diagnosed with heart failure, to understand what support they had for their mental health alongside their physical recovery and treatment.
- Most people we spoke to were positive about the care they received for their physical conditions.
- Eight out of ten people said their condition had a big impact on their life.
- Two thirds of people told us they had not been offered support for their mental health from the NHS.
You can also read the response to our recommendations from local providers and commissioners.