Well-Being Benefits

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Well-Being Benefits 2019-10-10T13:43:26+00:00

The Benefits of Well-being on our Health

We have evidence from elsewhere in the country that demonstrates how Well-being 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

                Source: Kings Fund – Social Prescribing

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)