We want to ensure a positive attitude to mental health and wellbeing is fostered and that prevention and early intervention to support lifelong mental health is everyone’s priority. Mental was part of strong and supportive communities but is now a priority in its own right in recognition of some of the challenges locally and the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health and we want mental and physical health to be equally important. This priority includes promoting positive mental health using assets across the community and tools such as five ways to wellbeing.
People with mental health conditions have a lower life expectancy and poorer physical health outcomes than the general population. Evidence suggests this is due to a combination of clinical risk factors, socioeconomic factors and health system factors. The outcomes report shows that Devon does compare well for some mental health indicators.
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See priority: 1, 2, 3