Adult Mental Health Strategy

We need you to tell us what you think about mental health services in Sunderland.


NHS Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) aims to ensure Better Health for Sunderland, and that the local NHS improves health and wellbeing in the City, supports us to keep mentally and physically well, to get better when we are ill and, when we cannot fully recovery, to stay as well as we can to the end of our lives.  Mental health and wellbeing is fundamental to achieving a healthy, resilient and thriving population and in Sunderland; we would like to create a strategy for mental health in the City.

How mental health services currently look

Sunderland CCG commission a range of partners from various sectors including acute, community and voluntary to deliver mental health services to the residents of Sunderland.

Why do we need to change

Mental health and wellbeing is a key priority within the draft Sunderland Healthy City Plan and at a time when resources are limited, we need to ensure that we can meet the demands on our services and develop pathways which are sustainable and improve outcomes for patients, in-line with national guidance and priorities.

Substantial national funding is to be made available to transform how community mental health services are delivered. This is an exciting and rare opportunity to significantly redesign models of care for adults and older people to ensure their needs are met.

How you can have your say

We want to know what you think is important for mental health services in Sunderland. Your views will help us shape our plans for mental health services in Sunderland and help make sure that we are providing the right service in the right way.

You have until 22 January 2021 to provide your feedback.


Public survey

To complete the survey, go to:

Mental health service user and carer survey

If you have used mental health services in the past two years or are currently using these services, or if you are a carer of someone who has used or is using mental health services, we would like to know more about your experiences.  You can call or email us on the contact details below for a paper survey to be sent out to you, or you can complete it online by going to: 

To request a paper version of the survey:

Phone: 0191 512 8484
Write to us: NHS Sunderland CCG, Pemberton House, Colima Avenue, Sunderland, SR5 3XB

We can also help you to fill the survey out over the phone.

Get in touch via social media:

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If you require this document in another format such as large print, easy-read, braille, audio, or a different language please contact NHS Sunderland CCG on 0191 512 8484 or email 


Key documents

Cover Letter – Easy Read [2.5MB]

Public Survey – Easy Read [9.5MB]

Service User and/or Carer Survey – Easy Read [6.8MB]