Why is it a priority? Domestic violence (DV) and other abuse is the most prevalent cause of depression and other mental health difficulties in women and more than 50% of women in contact with mental health services have experienced or are experiencing abuse. Broader impacts include: loss of employment, increased risk of becoming homeless, risky … Continued

What is it? Social isolation is often used to describe both the objective state of being cut off from social networks and the subjective state of being emotionally lonely, which involves how an individual evaluates their level and quality of social contact. Social isolation can have an effect on anyone and at any point in … Continued

Why is it a priority? People need healthy places to live healthy lives, the physical environments where people are born, live, grow, work and age have significant effects on mental and physical health and wellbeing. Planning, transport, housing, environmental and health services all have a key role to play. These social determinants of health impact … Continued

Why is it a priority? There is a strong relationship between worklessness and ill health. Workless people are more likely to live in poverty leading to poorer life outcomes for individuals as well as entire families, particularly children. The longer a person suffers from worklessness the higher the chance of them developing mental health issues. … Continued

Why is it a priority? Lack of employment opportunities and poverty are two key determinants of health and health inequality. Greenwich has a lower Life Expectancy and Healthy Life Expectancy at birth than either London or England averages. Within the borough the highest rates of ill-health, poor mental well-being and high mortality are in areas … Continued

Why is it a priority? A carer is a person of any age, who provides unpaid support to a partner, child, relative or friend who could not manage to live independently or whose health or wellbeing would deteriorate without this help. Nationally the number of carers is increasing. There is a clear correlation between caring … Continued