Long waiting times, training gaps and recruitment problems are some of the failings in a survey, looking at Guernsey's mental health services.
The survey was launched by charity Guernsey Mind earlier in the year. In total 1,023 service users and 126 professionals answered questions on Guernsey's mental health services.
- Some of the reports findings:
The survey offered 17 recommendations with the aim of 'improving provision of mental health services across the Bailiwick'.
One of the reports suggestions is that more training should be provided to professionals who regularly have contact with people that have mental health problems.
According to the survey, 81% of professionals like emergency operators, police and teachers want more mental health-specific training.
Recommendations also included starting a 24 hour crisis care service and improving guidance for GPs.
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