People in Halton have said better access to mental health services is one of their top health and care priorities for 2020.

Healthwatch Halton is now calling on more people to share their views about Mental Health and other local services as part of their campaign #SpeakUp2020.

Last year more than 900 people spoke to Healthwatch Halton about their experiences of health and care services. This feedback has been used to identify issues important to people in Halton.

These included:

• Easier and quicker access to Mental Health Services

• Easier access to GP appointments 

To find out more, Healthwatch Halton has today launched #SpeakUp2020, a campaign calling on people to share the changes they want to see to their local health and care services.

By taking five minutes to speak up about the issues that concern you, people in Halton can improve care for themselves, their loved ones, and their community. It’s that simple.

Healthwatch England, the national champion for health and social care, has today also revealed the top issues people across the country are talking to Healthwatch about.

As well as a greater focus on peer support, people want the NHS and social care to better understand what children and young people want and need from health services.

Mental health and social care have also been identified as top priorities for the fourth year in a row.

People can share the changes they want to see by getting in touch with Healthwatch Halton by phoning 0300 777 6543, emailing or by completing short online survey at