Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) identifies key issues affecting the health and wellbeing of our residents, both now and in the future.
Wellness and wellbeing are both important parts of adult health:
- Wellness is what you do to keep yourself mentally and physically healthy such as exercise and healthy eating.
- Wellbeing is your welfare, relationships and how you feel in body and mind.
Many adult residents in the borough experience challenges that make it difficult to feel good and do things to keep themselves healthy.
We need practical action to help our residents increase wellness and positive wellbeing. This includes individual action and community action and improving welfare through sectors such as housing.
Increased wellness and positive wellbeing is very likely to decrease illness and how often our health services need to be used.
The Adult Wellness summary part of the JSNA highlights the key issues, outcomes and measures related to maintaining the physical and mental wellbeing of the working-age population.
It includes sections on:
- Healthy life expectancy
- Mental health
- Healthy relationships
- Diet and obesity
- Physical activity
- Substance misuse
- Community safety
Statistics on adult wellness
- Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) – Public Health Outcomes Framework - the Public Health Outcomes Framework includes a domain on health improvement which contains indicators for tracking progress in helping people to live healthy lifestyles and make healthy choices.