Promoting positive mental health and wellbeing is a key priority for Wokingham Borough Council, so they launched a public consultation to develop their mental health strategy based on the priorities of the people that live, study and work in the borough.
The council believe that key actions in the strategy should include a focus on prevention, early intervention, clear and easily accessible access to appropriate support, health promotion and joined up services.
Pre-pandemic, it was estimated that in any one week, more than 9,000 people in Wokingham Borough were struggling with a common mental health problem such as anxiety or depression, however this figure is now likely to have doubled because of Covid-19. One in four people (pre-Covid) will have a mental health problem over their lifetime, again if applied to the Wokingham Borough population that equates to approximately 40,000 people.
The consultation document is open to everyone who lives, works, or studies here. We would also like feedback from those organisations that work within the borough who are or who wish to be more involved in supporting the population’s mental health and wellbeing.
You can share your views via the survey The closing date for comments is 8 October.
You can view the consultation document on the Council website