www.mhchoice.org.uk is the new website launched to give online support to people with mental health problems, in accordance with the document 'Our Choices in Mental Health', the new national framework for greater choice of services and treatments at a local level. //
The Department of Health (DH) in an attempt to eradicate mental illness emerged with these measures. The report, Our Choices in Mental Health, published on Monday, was drafted in consultation with users and people concerned about them.
A spokesperson from DH said: 'Patients should know that they now have the powers to choose their own path through services and keep control over their lives. They have the preferences to choose how, when, where or what treatments they receive.
'The website has been designed to offer as much practical support as possible to those patients who need it and summarise the changes launched today in the Our Choices in Mental Health document. It provides advice and information for them so they can take control of their own illness, in conjunction with their carers and GPs.'
Health minister Rosie Winterton launched the document.
She said: 'We want patients to be able to choose how, when and where to access help. We want them to be able to choose the treatment that best suits their needs and to access the support they need to keep or regain their independence. The guidance we are publishing today and our wider programme of work to provide greater choice will help to change that situation and really empower service users.'
Mental health charity Mind appreciated the effort.
'We welcome the document and the website and hope to see mental health patients using the new found power they have received to ensure they get the maximum patient care that they should expect from those who help them.
'Mental health problems can affect anyone, rich or poor, young or old, shattering the lives of those affected and the lives of the Page: 1 2 Related medicine news :1
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