The Evidence

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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:

Exeter

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

Rotherham

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

Lower outpatient appointments and inpatient admissions

Bristol

Improvements in anxiety levels

Better feelings about general health and quality of life

Source: https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/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)