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Summary “The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found but made, and the activity of making them changes both the maker and the destination” John Schaar

Several common strands emerged during the day: 1 It is important to focus on the 16-25 year-old age group. 2 Partnership working should be a priority, partly as a reaction to the current economic climate, but also to share best practice and reduce costs in supporting local communities. 3 There must be a holistic approach to promoting well-being, with a focus that extends beyond simply treating mental illness. 4 We should seek to increase the provision of support within local communities, helping to prevent individuals from becoming disengaged from their community “life lines”. 5 Local communities must be involved in the development and running of outreach projects to ensure that they remain appropriate to their needs. 6 Government policy, as evinced by the New Horizons report, has sought to establish cross-governmental support and to increase the focus on well-being across all agendas. This must be built upon. Martyn Lewis brought the conference to a close with a message to delegates from Paddy Cooney’s presentation earlier in the day: How can my intervention help that person get back to full and proper relations in that community?”


London Well-being Conference 2010 Report  
London Well-being Conference 2010 Report  

London Well-being Conference 2010 "Better Mental Health" Post Conference Report