Wirral's Public Health Annual Report for 2019 published
02 October 2019
This years subject for the Annual Public Health Report is Creative Communities - Culture for Health and Wellbeing in Wirral 2019
Wirral’s year as Borough of Culture has provided some unforgettable and spectacular arts and sporting events for locals and visitors to experience.
In 2019, culture has brought communities together and provided opportunities for people of all ages to experience arts and creativity in lots of different ways.
Happiness and pride are the words that people have used to describe their experience at these events – events that have provided a chance people to share and celebrate together.
These feelings are important indicators of our wellbeing, contributing to good health and reducing isolation. Engaging with cultural activities – regardless of how we do it – is good for everyone. It helps people to recover from illness, both physical and mental, and protects against it; preventing ill health and keeping us well no matter how young or old we are.