Tower Hamlets has some of the highest levels of reported mental health illness in London, and with the Covid-19 pandemic and the cost-of-living crisis, more people are experiencing mental health problems. It is known that older adults aged 65 or older and people from diverse ethnic backgrounds are less likely to access mental health support services when needed. With this project, Healthwatch Tower Hamlets seeks to collect feedback to identify barriers that exist for these groups and how they can be overcome.
Our online survey can be accessed here:
https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/THMENTALHEALTH/ or we can provide paper copies of the survey. This survey is for anyone living in Tower Hamlets who is aged 65 or older OR from an ethnic minority community (OR both).