MENTAL health services in Southampton could be set for a shake-up.

Residents are being asked to have their say on what mental health services are needed across the city in the future.

The city council, Health and Wellbeing Board and the Southampton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) want people to take part in Mental Health Matters over the next month-and-a-half.

The new initiative could see new services offered in the city to cater for the mental health needs of residents.

Among the options being considered are peer and carers support, services aimed at changing behaviour in smoking, weight loss and exercise and help to access employment.

There could also be Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services for youngsters and adults up to the age of 25 and “person-centred” care including personal health budgets and direct payment.

Other ideas include more early intervention for psychosis sufferers, more services for adults with ADHD and autism, and improved rehabilitation with a shift to a more “community-based” service.

There may also be more specialist services, including a Behavioural Resource Centre focusing on things such as eating disorders, psychiatric disorders and perinatal services.

They would be provided out of the council and CCG’s existing shared budget for services.

City council leader Simon Letts said: “Supporting people with mental health issues is vital to the city’s wellbeing and we want more focus on early intervention, recovery and resilience."

“This will enable people to have control of their life despite experiencing a mental health problem, and ensure we’re not simply treating or managing their symptoms.”

CCG clinical chairwoman Dr Sue Robinson said: “The CCG is responsible for making sure that local people get the health services they need, and We are committed to ensuring that services which assess and treat mental health conditions are of the same high standard as those for physical health."

“Mental Health Matters will ensure that people in the city who require mental health support get access to the services they need, when they need it, with the outcomes they deserve.”

They are looking for suggestions from residents until September 30, after which point some of the new services will start to be drawn up.

Forms can be downloaded from the CCG’s website and sent to Amanda Luker,Integrated Commissioning Unit, Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group & Southampton City Council NHS Southampton HQ, Oakley Road, Southampton, SO16 4GX.