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Feeling good about where we live: what can a local council contribute?

Council adults’ and children’s services understand their roles in improving the mental health of residents. But staff from parks and open spaces, estate cleaners and environmental health practitioners too can have a part to play.

Evidence is mounting that the quality of the environment in which we live influences our mental health. A local council in southeast London is discovering what interventions can make a difference.

‘Feeling Good About Where You Live’ is a three-year project developed by London Borough of Greenwich Council and Greenwich Teaching Primary Care Trust (TPCT). It is based on research undertaken by Dr Hilary Guite, Joint Director of Public Health at Greenwich TPCT and a Consultant in Public Mental Health.

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