This year’s Annual report takes the form of a short documentary which can be seen on Youtube here
The film explores what is meant by mental health and emotional wellbeing and what Public Health are doing to address different aspects such as mental wellbeing in children and young people; reducing stigma; mental health and employment; connected communities and suicide prevention.
The focus is on mental health because it is a national as well as a local priority. The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health stresses the need for key partners, including CCGs and Local Authorities to work together to target those groups of people known to be at higher risk of developing mental health problems. They have also launched, in partnership with local NHS, a joint Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Action Plan, which adds detail to the recommendations in the film.