At Healthwatch Calderdale we work on a variety of projects. We respond to feedback from the public to help influence the direction of our work as well as participate in national cooperative work with other organisations. This allows Healthwatch to be reactive and flexible when new problems come up in the community.

If there are issues you think we should be working on, or there are any problems with any of the reports below, please contact us on or by phone on 01422 399 433.

Latest Reports > Mental health

Healthwatch insight report on Mental Health


This report is a summary of the key messages around people’s experience of mental health support across West Yorkshire. The data comes from a range of sources including previous engagement work and research carried out in local areas by Healthwatch and third sector and statutory partners, enquiries received by Healthwatch, feedback shared with West Yorkshire Voice and reports produced in local places and at a West Yorkshire level.
What you’ll find in this report:
• What we’re hearing: what’s working and what could be improved
• Insight on: person-centred care, communication and information, health inequalities, access, care coordination, kindness and compassion.
• Recommendations

By Healthwatch working together in West Yorkshire
Mental health West Yorkshire
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Feedback to commission for equality in Mental Health

Healthwatch Calderdale submitted evidence to the Commission for Equality in Mental Health in August 2019.

We used evidence gathered from the clients and the groups in our feedback. The main themes which we provided feedback on were:

Mental health
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Single point of access (SPA) for mental health services in Kirklees and Calderdale

During March and April 2019, we will be asking people to tell us about their experience of accessing the Single Point of Access (SPA) for adult mental health services in Kirklees and Calderdale.

By Clare Costello
Mental health