Health and Wellbeing in Mendip

Health and Wellbeing is a combination of physical, mental and social factors. Being healthy and well for a lifetime includes much more than good health and care services; it also means not needing them.

This can be influenced by many things which include where you live, your income, education, lifestyle choices and interaction with your local community.

As a district council we have a role to play in improving the health and wellbeing of our communities. While we may not have a direct contribution to health and care services, we play a key support role in creating an environment that our community can flourish in. We also have a role in influencing and enabling other partners and members of our community to achieve outcomes that improve the health and wellbeing of our residents. The following links aim to support that.

Mendip District Council has a legal duty of care to ensure children and adults at risk are protected within the facilities, services and activities under the direct remit and control of the Council.
Volunteering opportunities and Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise support in Somerset.
The council is part of the Mendip Health and Wellbeing Board which works to improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities in Mendip through collaboration and partnership working.
Supporting local Dementia Action Alliances and Dementia Friends Champions in working towards making Mendip a dementia-friendly district through raising awareness of the condition and promoting support for people living with dementia, their families and carers.
While the work with children and young people is overseen by Somerset County Council.
For advice and support in relation to sexual health please follow the links.
We are committed to making Mendip District Council a workplace which encourages and supports the health and wellbeing of our staff - from yoga to stress management training.
If you, or someone you know, need support and advice in relation to drugs and alcohol misuse, please follow the links below for relevant information and support.
One of the main priorities of the council is the mental health of the Mendip residents. The council helps promote and facilitate events, campaigns and training for both individuals and organisations.
The council recognises the importance of the physical health and its effects on the overall health and wellbeing of individuals.
The council is part of the Mendip One Team working with troubled individuals and families, which helps reduce anti-social behaviour and support safeguarding the vulnerable.
Information and support in the Mendip area for pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.