Have your say, and help shape the next decade of health and well-being in Wales

Public Health Wales (PHW) wants to hear your views about what we can do in Wales to help people avoid physical and mental ill-health. This work is being conducted in collaboration with Bangor University.

Everyone in Wales (aged 16 years and over) is being urged to visit www.staywellinwales.com to say what’s important to  them, their friends and communities, and what they think will help people live healthier, happier and longer lives.

Results from the short online survey will help PHW tackle issues like smoking, vaccinations, obesity, drug and alcohol use as well as many other health issues over the next decade.

Dr Catherine Sharp, is a Research Officer with Hot House, at the School of Healthcare Sciences. This is a PHW / academic collaboration to provide a flexible and efficient applied academic resource for rapid research and evaluation support for PHW and the wider NHS.

Dr Sharp said:

“This has been a great opportunity for Bangor University to work with PHW to help design and deliver a national survey. We look forward to sharing the results in the coming months.”

Professor Mark Bellis, Honorary Professor in Public Health at Bangor University and Director of Policy, Research and International Development at Public Health Wales said:

“This is a fantastic opportunity for people to help shape a shared approach to preventing illness and promoting better physical and mental health in Wales.

“Making sure Wales is healthier, happier and fairer is only possible by working with all our communities and so we are one of the first nations in the world to ask all residents to help inform the direction of their national public health organisation.

The Public Health Wales 10 year plan will set out priorities to 2030 on how the organisation will support people and communities to protect and improve their health and well-being.

The survey is available online from 25 September to 22 October 2017.

Publication date: 29 September 2017