Decision details


Decision Maker: Leisure and Health Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved


The Committee were advised of the submission of an application to sign up to the Public Health England’s Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health for all.


The Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health for All is Public Health England’s prevention and promotion framework for better mental health designed for local systems. It was launched in 2017 and had been reviewed and relaunched.


Pre-COVID-19, mental health problems were responsible for over a fifth of the ‘burden of disease’ in England costing over £105 billion. This burden had increased due to the impact of COVID -19 and was expected to increase still with the long term impacts of financial insecurity, widening inequalities, poverty, loneliness and deterioration in mental health problems due to reductions in service provision and working conditions.  


Committee had previously approved the concordat commitment that required a 12-month mental health and prevention and promotion action plan.


RESOLVED that the application submission be approved.

Publication date: 24/11/2021

Date of decision: 15/09/2021

Decided at meeting: 15/09/2021 - Leisure and Health Committee

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