Mental Health and Wellbeing
Mental wellbeing describes our mental state how we are feeling and how well we can cope with day-to-day life. Our mental wellbeing can change, from day to day, month to month or year to year.
Evidence suggests there are five steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing, these are detailed on the NHS Choices website. If you approach them with an open mind and try them, you can judge the results yourself.
Wiltshire's joint Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy (2014-2021) was developed by Wiltshire Council and NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) with the overarching aim to create environments and communities by 2021 that will keep well across their lifetime, achieving and sustaining good mental health and wellbeing for all.
The six priority areas within the Wiltshire Strategy reflect those of the National Mental Health Strategy and work towards the three main priority actions within the NHS Five Year Forward View for Mental Health.
Mental health is 'everybody's business', and to ensure that the mental health and emotional wellbeing of Wiltshire residents are met we are committed to working together with individuals, families, employers, educators, communities and the public, private and voluntary sectors. In order to ensure that services commissioned and delivered in Wiltshire meet the needs of the population, anticipate future demand and are accessible to all the Wiltshire Mental Health and Wellbeing Partnership Board was formed. The Board is responsible for monitoring delivery of aims and outcomes within the Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy and will provide new opportunities for service users and carers to be involved in the design and development of services.
Mental Health Strategy Documents
The services listed below and your GP will be able to help.