Agenda item

Outcome of Health and Wellbeing Workshop


The Area Council Manager apprised Members of the discussions that took place at a recent workshop to explore the opportunity for a North Area Council funded Health and Wellbeing project.


It was explained that two workshops had taken place to identify a young people based programme.  A number of themes emerged but it was not possible to prioritise one theme over another.  The workshops agreed that as this is a large and complex area of work, significant mapping would be required to invest responsibly in this priority area


A discussion took place regarding a number of issues which had emerged, including:


·         The need to ensure that the Targeted Youth Support (TYS) and Targeted Information Advice and Guidance (TIAG) services are not duplicated;

·         Behaviour change takes time and will not happen overnight

·         An acknowledgement that although St Helens ward has the highest levels of need, there are pockets of needs in other areas. 

·         As this is a very broad scope, more work is needed to identify a narrower area – hence the need for a mapping exercise involving young people.




(i)            Members note the update, and


(ii)          Agree a working budget of £4,850 to enable the consultation and mapping exercise and development work with young people to take place to inform future direction and project model. 

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