Health and Wellbeing
Good health and wellbeing provides many benefits for us all. Healthy people tend to be happy, play an active role and contribute to society and the economy through their families, local communities and workplaces.
The Councils overarching vision is to build ‘great communities with bright and healthy futures that everyone is proud to call home’. Wellbeing is one of six key overlapping and intertwined priorities to help deliver this vision.
In seeking to improve wellbeing in our communities, the Councils are strongly committed to continuing to work closely with statutory, voluntary, community sector partners and town and parish councils.
We all know what it's like when our spirits are good, when our energy is high and when our mind and body feel free. These feelings, however, can easily slip away when life gets a bit bumpy.
The good news is that there are loads of easy, free and meaningful things we can do to increase our wellbeing. The Five Ways to Wellbeing is a good start - Keep Learning, Connect, Take Notice, Give and Be Active gives advice on what we can do to make ourselves feel good.
You may also find the following links to information, advice and guidance for better health and wellbeing useful:
- Keep well and active
- NHS Choices
- Healthwatch Suffolk
- OneLife Suffolk
- Suffolk User Forum is a user-led mental health charity which supports people with mental health problems.
- Turning Point can support you if you have drug or alcohol issues
- Mental health (Suffolk Mind)
- Dementia Services
- Local Walks
Suffolk InfoLink have an online Health and wellbeing community directory to help people find local sources of support.