Mental health is fundamental to good health, wellbeing and quality of life. It impacts on how we think, feel, communicate and understand. It enables us to manage our lives successfully and live to our full potential. We all have mental health needs irrespective of any diagnosis associated with mental health.
The first JSNA on Adult Mental Health in Cambridgeshire was published in June 2008 and concentrated on working age adult mental health, but where relevant, covered other age groups. The data were analysed for the local authority districts in Cambridgeshire, and compared with the East of England and England where possible. This JSNA refreshes and updates the data covered in the 2008 report and reflects new national mental health policy published in 2009.