Public mental health strategy
Cambridgeshire's public mental health strategy focuses on promoting good mental health throughout life, focusing on support for children and young people through schools and reducing social isolation. A summary version of the strategy is also available.
The strategy highlights the positive impact that the wider environment can have on mental health – in particular workplace initiatives and anti-stigma campaigns. People with severe mental illness often also have poorer physical health and may be more likely to die early from largely preventable causes. The strategy therefore looks at how more people with severe mental illness can be supported to live healthier lives.
Support for Schools
In terms of preventing mental illness and promoting mental health, early intervention and prevention work is key as half of all lifetime mental health problems begin before the age of 14 years.
Keep your head is a Cambridgeshire and Peterborough's mental health website for children and young people.