Selby Health Matters
The Selby Health Matters steering group has completed three main pieces of work. Firstly the group has produced a report describing the demographics and epidemiology of the district and a summary of consultation undertaken by Selby Big Local with residents from Selby town. Secondly the group identified key partners in Selby and undertook interviews with them to help identify what role they could play in delivering public health actions, also asking their views on public health priorities. The third piece of work was planning the Selby Health Matters event which took place in October 2017.
Workshops at the conference looked at air quality and transport, substance use, mental health, social isolation barriers and solutions, obesity, sexual health and reducing health inequality.
Following the Selby Health Matters event, it was agreed that we will produce a Selby District Health Action Plan. This will be a condensed version of information provided by those at the event - this included the council, North Yorkshire County Council, Selby Big Local and the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group.
This work supports our priority of making the Selby District a great place to enjoy life.
We've organised conferences and workshops that bring together health professionals, medical practitioners, voluntary and community groups and service users. These events were very well attended and have helped us to map out the mental health services already on offer in the district. This also allows us to identify potential gaps in provision of services.
Attendees have included officers from Selby District Council plus representatives from Selby College, Selby Abbey, North Yorkshire County Council, North Yorkshire Youth Commission, Healthwatch North Yorkshire and various sectors of the NHS including Living Well. And representatives from charitable organisations included Carers Count, Mencap, Brighter Futures, York Mind, Citizens Advice and Selby AVS.
Access to information has been raised regularly at our events as a particular issue. We recommend looking at the Selby Advice website - this brings together a wealth of advice and information about the services available, both in Selby and across the district.
It's been suggested a Selby Mental Health Forum would be a positive step forward. If you would like to get involved in future discussions about this idea please email Rachel on firstname.lastname@example.org.