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  Job roles, contact details and other information may be out of date.

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The mental health and wellbeing programme aims to improve mental health and wellbeing across Cheshire & Merseyside. It does this through working collaboratively with local authorities and partners, facilitating joint working, shared learning and implementation of new ways of working and best practice.

Mental wellbeing is a key public health outcome and resource, central to how we think, feel and function - as individuals, families, communities and society as a whole.

Mental wellbeing also leads to:

  • Better physical health
  • Reductions in health damaging behaviour
  • Greater educational achievement
  • Improved productivity
  • Higher incomes
  • Reduced absenteeism
  • Less crime
  • More participation in community life
  • Improved overall functioning
  • Reduced mortality (DH, 2011, No Health Without Mental Health)

Investing in Wellbeing is an easy reference guide for commissioners and decision makers

This champs programme is being delivered through the Public Health Mental Wellbeing Leads Network and their Joint Plan. 


The Public Health Mental Health & Wellbeing leads are:



Pat Nicholl (chair)


Simon Bell


Katie Donnelly

St Helens

Susan Forster


Nicola Jones


Jane Case

Cheshire West and Chester

Mel Roche


Gina Perigo

Cheshire East

Sheila Wolstencroft