Services in Wakefield
Wakefield district director
We provide the following services to the people of Wakefield:
- Mental health services, incorporating:
- Wellbeing pathway
- Recovery pathway
- Memory pathway
- Acute services
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
- Learning disability services
- Health and wellbeing services
- Adult ADHD service
You can read all about these services in our service offer document. Some of our services also have more detailed information in their own dedicated web pages in this section.
We also run a number of services in partnership, with Wakefield Council as the lead provider.
Wakefield health issues
The health of people in Wakefield is mixed compared to the England average. Deprivation is higher than average and 13,540 children live in poverty.
Life expectancy for both men and women is lower than the England average. Life expectancy for both men and women is lower than the English average, both sexes statistically living a year less than the general population. Early death rates from cancer and from heart disease and stroke have fallen but remain worse than the England average.
18.1% of Year 6 children are classified as obese, which coincides with national rates. However 28.5% of adults are also obese, over 4% more then the English average. Estimated levels of adult ‘healthy eating’, smoking and obesity are worse than the England average. The rate of smoking related deaths is higher than average.
Wakefield’s identified health priorities include reducing health inequalities, tobacco control and promoting healthy weight.
How our services respond to these challenges
Responding to meet the health and wellbeing needs of people in Wakefield is complex. We know that for some the picture is improving but for many it is not. We are using the findings from the Wakefield Joint Strategic Needs Assessment [external site] to target our services better at people in a way that reflects their level of need.
This will support a reduction in the differences in health and wellbeing between groups of people and between different areas. This is not a quick fix but an ongoing, long term process which requires our partnership approach with commissioners, local organisations, local people, their families and their communities.
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Page last updated on September 7th, 2012