Keeping healthy is something we all need to think about and take personal responsibility for. Many people assume that poor health is an inevitable part of getting older and even use this as an excuse to lead an unhealthy lifestyle, but there are plenty of small steps you can take to improve your health and to help you on your way to a longer, happier and more independent life.

Wellbeing Strategy

The wellbeing of our residents is very important to the council. We are dedicated to playing our part in encouraging residents to live healthy lives, by enabling them to access a range of support and facilities in the local community. The Wellbeing Strategy explains our main priorities and actions in detail.

PDF document Wellbeing Strategy for Basingstoke and Deane 2022 to 2025(PDF) [867 kb]

Action Plan

We have come up with an Action Plan to help tackle the issues outlined in our wellbeing strategy. This will enable us to make progress and help successfully deliver our aims and objectives.

Healthy weight - summary of actions
  • Promoting physical activity as a high priority.
  • Supporting sports and health initiatives in local community facilities.
  • Supporting walking and cycling opportunities.
  • Signposting to local weight management programmes in the community.
  • Monitoring trends and gathering data on emerging obesity statistics in the borough.
  • Building closer links with schools to identify and help tackle emerging issues.
  • Working with partners to explore the most effective ways of communicating with parents.
Mental health - summary of actions
  • Supporting local initiatives that improve mental health and wellbeing.
  • Promoting mental wellbeing as a high priority.
  • Engaging with local organisations to signpost available support.
  • Building ties with social prescribers.
  • Targeting areas of deprivation in the community to help tackle mental health.
  • Engaging with schools and organisations regarding measures that they have in place.
  • Assisting Ethnic Minority communities who may need additional focus and support.
  • Working with charity groups and partners to support services that are pro-active.
  • Monitoring data around mental health to understand the changing national climate.
Health infrastructure - summary of actions
  • Planning for improved local facilities in town or local centres including a new hospital and wider health campus.
  • Understanding the strategic infrastructure requirements for improved health and wellbeing facilities.
  • Mapping and enabling opportunities for improved local facilities in town and local centres in the short and longer term.

Wellbeing Toolkit

We have developed a wellbeing toolkit to support residents in looking after their wellbeing. The toolkit includes pages on how to increase your physical activity, information on healthy eating and also a self-care guide with some tips to help look after mental wellbeing.

Directory of Wellbeing Support Services

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