Houda Al-Sharifi, Interim Director of Public Health Bi-borough, along with Westminster City Council has a vision that all people in Westminster are able to be well, stay well and live well, supported by a collaborative and cohesive health and care system.
We will work with our colleagues within the council, the NHS and others to improve and protect health and wellbeing and reduce the health inequalities within Westminster.
Our focus will be the following:
We will work with others to deliver these ambitions through the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy.
For many young people, growing up in the city offers a rich and diverse experience with access to a wide range of opportunities. However, many young people will face challenges to their health and wellbeing.
This year’s annual report focuses on a number of these challenges, and describes some of the lived experiences of 14-25 year olds growing up in Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster.
Poor mental wellbeing could affect any of us at any point in our lives. We should all be looking after our mental wellbeing.
That's the key message from our Director of Public Health in this year’s annual report, ‘The Roads to Wellbeing’.
With the wider impacts of mental health resulting in around £26bn each year in social and economic costs to London, mental wellbeing is everyone's business.
We have compiled a snapshot of the health of the people who live in Westminster, Hammersmith and Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea.
If you want to know what we are doing to make sure more people are more physically active, see the Tri-Borough Public Health report for 2015 to 2016.