Factors that influence our health and wellbeing.

A range of different and connected factors influence our health and wellbeing:

We want everyone in the City of Wolverhampton to live longer and have a good quality of life.

To achieve this, we are supporting people to make healthy life choices and working with our partners to focus on improvements to the wider factors that impact on peoples lives, such as education, access to jobs and skills, housing, our environment, and feeling safe and involved in our local community.

Search #WolvesWellbeing on Twitter to see what health and wellbeing activities and initiatives are going on across the city. #WolvesWellbeing is a social media movement, that is aiming to spread health and wellbeing messages across Wolverhampton.

Healthy Choices
Healthy Minds
  • Headstart Wolverhampton - resources to support mental wellbeing in young people
  • Kooth - free, safe and anonymous online support for young people
  • Mental Health Duty Team - referrals for assessments and signposting
  • One You Mental Health - expert advice, practical tips to take care of your mental health
  • Stress Less – advice and resources about mental health and wellbeing
  • Drugs and Alcohol – help and support to make positive choices to improve your own wellbeing
  • BEAM -  emotional health and well-being service for children and young people across Wolverhampton
  • Wolverhampton Social Hub - community based mental health preventative service for the City of Wolverhampton being delivered by ‘Starfish Health and Wellbeing’
  • Suicide Awareness and Support - help with identifying the issue, how to spot signs that someone needs support, what support is available locally and what we can all do to make a difference

For further information on mental health and wellbeing go to NHS choices How to access mental health services page.

Healthy Places
Wolverhampton Information Network
  • WIN – your local directory of community groups, information about local health services and support for adults, children and families.
Partnership working

Health & Wellbeing Together is the forum where key leaders from the health and care system come together to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community, work towards reducing health inequalities and support the development of improved and joined up health and social care services. It is the name given to the City of Wolverhampton Health and Wellbeing Board, a statutory board established under the Health & Social Care Act 2012.