Published on March 11, 2014
‘Working together to improve the wellbeing & mental health of communities’ Seamus Watson National Programme Manager (Wellbeing and Mental Health)
Public Health England 1.Health Protection 2.Knowledge and Intelligence 3.Health promotion & reducing inequalities 2 Manchester conference – Feb 27 2014
National partnerships • Department of Health • NHS England • Local Government Association • Community and voluntary sector • Health Education England • Inspectorates 3 Manchester conference – Feb 27 2014
Ways to start • Engaging local partners • Understanding population needs • Clarifying roles and overlaps • Identifying key areas • Sustaining local partnerships 4 Manchester conference Feb 27 2014
Wellbeing and Mental Health • Included in needs assessment • Population wellbeing and resilience • Wider determinants of health • Early recognition and intervention • People living with mental health problems 5 Manchester conference Feb 27 2014
People living with mental health problems • Access to housing, employment and social networks • Challenging stigma and discrimination • Suicide prevention • Support for families and carers • Living longer and healthier lives 6 Manchester conference Feb 27 2014
An often untold story … 7 Manchester conference Feb 27 2014 Chin-Kuo Chang et al May 2011 This corresponds to LE in 1950s in general population!
The main causes ill - health • Heart disease • Respiratory disease • Stroke • Cancer • Liver disease 8 Manchester conference Feb 27 2014
Key recommendations • Increase smoking cessation • Increase in smoke free units • Access to health screening and treatment • Access to national programmes • Workforce skills and confidence
The role for us all • Many initiatives underway • Many gaps … an opportunity to lead 10 Manchester conference March 27 2014
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