City of Wolverhampton Council

Better Mental Health

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Better Mental Health programme

The Better Mental Health programme was part of the government’s Mental Health Recovery Action Plan 2021/22 which sought to address mental health difficulties arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The programme activities aimed to prevent mental ill health and promote good mental health amongst communities in England.

How did the Better Mental Health programme help us promote good mental health and wellbeing?

The Better Mental Health programme of activities provided greater insight into the mental health and wellbeing of adults in the City of Wolverhampton, giving us a better understanding of groups most impacted by the pandemic and the various ways people and communities have found to stay mentally well and support each other.

Support initiatives made available during the Better Mental Health programme life-time also helped us understand what works for local people to keep them feeling good and functioning well.

Moving forwards, this learning will help shape the way we work with our strategic partners across the city to ensure everyone has the best mental health and wellbeing they can at every stage of their lives.


Here you can find more information on the mental health and wellbeing projects supported through the Better Mental Health Fund.

Empowering Communities Programme

We know many people across our city have had a tough time during the COVID-19 pandemic, and that over the last two years people have had more reason than ever to think about their mental health and wellbeing.

Suicide Prevention Awareness Training

There is an active Suicide Prevention Stakeholder Forum in Wolverhampton which is a forum of people from a range of backgrounds and organisations who are passionate about preventing suicide.

Skills and Education in Communities Programme

A person’s ability to access skills and employment has a significant impact on their mental health and wellbeing, therefore we are seeking to support those who face additional barriers in gaining employment.

Head 4 Health Programme

Head 4 Health is a mental health wellbeing project which is open to all adults 18+ and offered by Wolves Foundation.

Review of Stay Safe Be Kind Resources

The Stay Safe Be Kind microsite was established as a contact point for key information for residents in March 2020 as the country went into lockdown.

Look out for Wolverhampton

Look Out For Wolverhampton (LOFW) is a suicide prevention awareness campaign which is starting this year from Monday 23rd May to Sunday 5th June 2022.