These pages refer to projects carried out to March 2015 under the former Champs Public Health Collaborative Service and the projects are now closed. Information has been retained on the Champs website for reference purposes.  Job roles, contact details and other information may be out of date.

For further information please contact champscommunications@wirral.gov.uk

Please see the 'Policy' section for key national policy publications.

The Role of Local Government in wellbeing provides information and examples on the contribution of local authorities to wellbeing.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has put forward their position on public mental health,
No health without public mental health
(Oct 2010) which focuses on wider prevention of mental illness and promotion of mental health across the life course. They set out the contribution that public mental health makes to a wide range of health and social outcomes for individuals and society.

The government’s Foresight report on Mental Capital and Wellbeing (Government Office for Science 2008) provides an extensive summary of the best available scientific evidence and recommendations to develop a vision for improving mental wellbeing and meet the challenges of the next 20 years.

The World Health Organisation publication Mental health, resilience and inequalities (Dr Lynne Friedli, 2009) provides an in-depth exploration of mental health as key to understanding the impact of inequalities on health.