The ChaMPs mental health and wellbeing programme aims to improve the population’s mental wellbeing. 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)
The key areas of work can be found in the ChaMPS Business Plan and the June 2011 Mental Wellbeing Position Statement.
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.