Mental health and wellbeing

Our mental health and wellbeing are central to our overall quality of life and general health. Mental health problems are widespread and common. Every year, one in four adults experiences at least one mental disorder. We can all do something to improve happiness for ourselves and others. These pages aim to help you get support when you need it and give you information and advice about increasing and maintaining your own mental health and wellbeing.

Latest news

  • A report (PDF 99KB) on our Mental Wellbeing Innovation Fund scheme in 2015 was published in March 2016
  • The Council is proudly supporting Time to Change, England’s biggest campaign to end stigma and discrimination faced by people with mental health problems. The Council’s action plan (PDF 180KB) has been approved by Time to Change.  At Full Council on Thursday 28 January, Cllr Caroline Penn signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge to show our staff and the public that we will take action to tackle stigma and discrimination around mental health. 
  • An update on our progress with the strategy was approved by the Health & Wellbeing Board in October 2015. This includes a report on the first year’s action plan and also an outline of our plans for Years Two and Three, up to August 2017. See our Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy update and our information on the five ways to wellbeing.
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