Support for the mental health and wellbeing of people with long-term conditions
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.