The new Berkshire West Health & Wellbeing Strategy – due to be adopted by the Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire Health and Wellbeing Boards in the autumn of 2021 – identifies five priorities for the next 10 years:
- Reduce the differences in health between different groups of people
- Support individuals at high risk of bad health outcomes to live healthy lives
- Help children and families in early years
- Promote good mental health and wellbeing for all children and young people
- Promote good mental health and wellbeing for all adults.
The Reading Mental Wellbeing Group will become the delivery group for priority 5 in Reading, and there will be an extraordinary meeting – via Zoom – on 21 July from 9.30 until 11.00 to start putting together the Reading Action Plan. Please see attached agenda – which includes the Zoom link for the meeting.
The invitation to this extraordinary meeting is being extended to a wider group than usual, as this is a key point for us to capture people’s priorities for adult mental wellbeing. If you are not normally an attendee at this group, please note you are very welcome to join us as a one-off or come onboard on a regular basis. And please feel free to pass on the invitation to other colleagues who you think may wish to contribute.
The full Berkshire West Health and Wellbeing Strategy document is currently out to consultation and you can view the draft strategy and consultation survey here.
One of the areas we’ll be looking at is support around debt and financial difficulty, and you may find it useful to preview what the council is doing here on our Money Matters website.
We hope to see you!