Latest key messages from the Collaborative’s programme boards

The Collaborative is led by the nine Directors of Public Health in Cheshire and Merseyside and our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of the 2.7 million people we serve.

With this in mind, we will be sharing the key messages from each of the Cheshire and Merseyside Programme Boards every month in Collaborate. This is intended to keep colleagues across the subregion updated with the latest information.

Please feel free to share these key messages within your networks.

All Together Fairer programme board (previously the Marmot Advisory Board)

  1. The launch event for the All Together Active physical activity strategy for C&M was a great success. Find the strategy here.
  2. The C&M system is currently being engaged to inform the Integrated Care Board’s 5-year strategy.
  3. The prevention pledge programme has now engaged with all provider trusts in C&M as they enter phase three.
  4. Across C&M several groups have been established to address fuel poverty and cost of living crisis and reduce inequalities.
  5. A library of safe, trusted health and wellbeing apps are now available for each C&M Place, provided by ORCHA

NO MORE Suicide Partnership Board

  1. The launch event for the new Cheshire and Merseyside Suicide Prevention strategy was a great success. Find the strategy here
  2. All members are asked to read the new strategy and disseminate to their colleagues and wider partners.
  3. All members were encouraged to register for the Hub of Hope and to disseminate the message.
  4. Work around Domestic Abuse and links to suicide will continue to develop, and subsequent meetings will be held leading to the delivery of a learning event.

Workforce Development Steering Group

  1. The MECC relaunch saw significant attendance from across C&M and received excellent feedback. Additionally, we have had very positive feedback on how MECC resources are being used across C&M.
  2. At the Application into Practice – Behavioural and Social Sciences Public Health Network workshop there was representation from every public health team in Cheshire and Merseyside.
  3. Workforce needs are a key priority, and we are delivering on this through delivering training that has been requested in surveys. Furthermore, work on wellbeing and career development is progressing well.

For more information about Champs Public Health Collaborative, click here.