A new study is aiming to see whether changes to how people with serious mental illness receive care made three years ago are paying off.

In 2021, a project was launched promising to "transform" community mental health services for people diagnosed with serious mental illnesses.

These include conditions like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder,  psychosis and eating disorders.

Now, a study being conducted by Healthwatch Norfolk is looking for first-hand experiences of care to assess what improvements have been made.

The organisation is working alongside NHS Norfolk and Waveney and the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust to gather the views of people receiving care and their families.

It has produced a survey which asks what aspects of care work well, what needs improving and what changes they have noticed in the past three years - positive or negative.

Alex Stewart, chief executive of Healthwatch Norfolk said: "The first-hand knowledge of those who have received help will be invaluable to our work.

"Our team is very keen to listen to those experiences and see what those who are receiving help feel about the care and support they receive."

The survey can be found at www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/SMISurvey3/