Our mental health and wellbeing strategy

Happiness Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy cover

Our mental health and wellbeing strategy brings together the work of the council and the Clinical Commissioning Group. It covers all ages and the range of provision for mental health and wellbeing from prevention to treatment, including the five ways to wellbeing.

The strategy builds on the Director of Public Health’s Annual Report for 2012 Happiness, the Annual Report of the Director of Public Health for Brighton & Hove 2012/13 and sets out our aspirations and actions to improve mental health and wellbeing in the city over the next three years. It is based on consultation with local people and reflects our concern to reach groups who may be especially vulnerable or may have particular difficulties with accessing activities and services. The strategy was approved on 29 July 2014 by the city’s Health and Wellbeing Board.

Compared to the rest of England, more people in the city have mental health problems. However, self-reported levels of happiness, life satisfaction and a sense that the things you do are worthwhile are about average. Find out more from our Joint Strategy Needs Assessment and from Public Health England’s profiles for mental health.

You can also download the Equalities Impact Assessment for the strategy (PDF 92KB).

Take a look at our mental health and wellbeing pages.