The Benefits of Wellbeing on our Health

We have evidence from elsewhere in the country that demonstrates how Wellbeing has a positive impact on the health of the population. For example:


54% showed improved mental wellbeing

54% showed decreased loneliness

54% showed increased levels of social inclusion

46% showed increased levels of motivation

Source: Wellbeing Exeter Report June 2017


Reductions in NHS use in terms of accident and emergency (A&E) attendance

Lower outpatient appointments and inpatient admissions


Improvements in anxiety levels

Better feelings about general health and quality of life


And there is separate evidence that we can reduce the impact on our stretched GP / NHS services:

Increased NHS capacity: average drop of 28% in demand on GP services following a referral to a social prescribing service (University of Westminster Review)