Councillor's workbook on mentally healthier places

This workbook has been designed as a distance learning aid to support councillors develop mentally healthier communities.

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It is structured to reflect the three most important factors influencing health as identified by the World Health Organisation:

  • individual characteristics and behaviour
  • physical environment
  • economic context.

Although health and social care services are vital, this resource focuses further ‘upstream’on prevention, which also reduces service demand and aids recovery.

To create this workbook the LGA worked with the Mental Health Foundation (MHF).