Health and wellbeing can be described as the achievement and maintenance of physical fitness and mental stability. This is a positive definition of health and wellbeing. It is worth noting that the ideas about health and wellbeing can change over time and vary between different cultures and life stages.
We want people in Surrey to live in good health for as long as possible throughout their life. Surrey is already one of the healthiest places to live in England, with better cancer survival rates and people less likely to have a stroke or heart attack than many other areas. Our services also perform well, with the majority of GP practices and hospitals rated good or outstanding.
We all want people to use the NHS less, and later on in life, to stay well for longer, be in work for longer and when unwell, to be able to stay in their own homes for longer. We also want to ensure that those people with the worst health outcomes get the support they need to have a better quality of life.
Health and Wellbeing in Surrey
Healthy Surrey can help you lead a healthier life, whether you want to be more active, stop smoking, drink less alcohol, or maintain a healthy weight. You'll find self-care information, as well as signposting to local health and wellbeing services available to you as a Surrey resident.
There’s also information on sexual health, healthy hearts and information on the services available for mental wellbeing throughout Surrey, specific to both children and adults, including signposting to other local services. You don't need a referral for most of these services – you can book an appointment yourself. Why not give it a go and make a change today?
Surrey Information Point
Taking care of yourself makes good sense, leading to improved health and a better quality of life. If you or someone you care for is coping with a health condition such as dementia or stroke, there is a range of useful information and services to help you.
Surrey Health and Wellbeing Board
The Surrey Health and Wellbeing Board is a group of NHS commissioners, public health, social care, local councils, Surrey Police and public representatives that work together to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Surrey, closing the gap between communities that are doing well and those doing less well.
It was set up according to the duties in the Government's Health and Social Care Act 2012 and will encourage all partners - public, private and voluntary sector - in Surrey to work together with residents to improve health outcomes, and to deliver the joint health and wellbeing strategy.
In 2019, the Surrey Health and Wellbeing Board published a 10 year Health and Wellbeing Strategy.
Resources and links to sources of support
For further information on services that can help you stay fit and healthy, please see the following links:
- Surrey County Council - Mental health
- Surrey Information Point - Health Matters
- Active Surrey
- Healthy Surrey - Get active
- Healthy Surrey - Advice on quitting smoking
- Healthy Surrey - Help with drug and alcohol problems
- Healthy Surrey - Sexual health