At PALS we're here to help when you need
advice, have concerns or are not sure who to turn to for help. As a
service user, relative or carer you may sometimes need advice, support or
information. This is where PALS can help. Our staff provide
confidential advice, information and support, helping to answer any questions
you may have about our services or any mental health matters. We can also
let you know which other services might be helpful to you.
At PALS we:
Offer a confidential service
Advise and support service users, families and other carers
Help sort out problems on behalf of the caller
Give out information about the NHS and other services
Provide information and leaflets on a wide range of topics related to mental health
Attend events to promote mental health information in the community
Our staff act independently when dealing with service user and carer concerns on an informal basis. Where necessary we will seek the individual's consent if we need to liaise with Trust staff or other organisations. Our staff also put service users in contact with mental health advocacy services to ensure that they receive appropriate support when needed.
If you would like to make a Formal Complaint, please contact the Complaints Team on the following:
Further information is available on our Complaints and Compliments page.
We have PALS resource rooms with leaflets and other health information at the following hospital sites:
How to contact us
We deal with enquiries by email, telephone, and also in person by prior appointment.
Phone:PALS Office: 01603 421191 or BT Freephone: 0800 279 7257. Calls from mobiles and other providers may be charged. Open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
You can leave a message on our PALS 24-hour voicemail service which we aim to respond to as soon as possible.
Postal address:PALS OfficeHellesdon Hospital Drayton High Road Norwich NR6 5BEINTRAN translation servicesThe Trust uses INTRAN translation services. If you are unsure how to contact INTRAN for translation services, or require a Trust leaflet to be translated into another language, please contact PALS for further information and guidance.You can also visit www.intran.org to find out more.
would like to access your mental health records please follow this link to our
Information Rights Team:
Follow this link if you need help in a crisis.