Have your say on mental health plan

Residents in the Carrick area are being asked to have their say on a new draft mental health action plan.

The three year strategy has been drawn up by South Ayrshire Council and the South Ayrshire Community Health Partnership (CHP) and will assist and support adults who have mental health issues.

The venture between the Council and the Health Partnership seeks to improve the lives of those people with mental health problems and also to support those who care for them.

Councillor Rita Miller, Portfolio Holder for Social Services said: “The plan aims to improve outcomes for people with a range of complex support needs, making sure the package of care and support they receive is fully joined up across those agencies who are best placed to deliver this.

“To do this, we’ll be working even more closely with families and carers to help people develop self-help techniques and strategies to provide the best possible outcomes for all those involved.”

Councillor Hugh Hunter, chair of the CHP agreed and added: “Most importantly, it offers people more choice and control in their lives for self-directed support and healthy, independent living in their community.”

The Mental Health Action Plan (2013-16) and public consultation can be accessed online at www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/consultations with feedback due pn the plan on or before Friday 9th August 2013.