Vital Signs

On 3 October 2017 we publish our second annual Vital Signs report, this year focused on mental health needs in the West of England.  Vital Signs is designed to help inform philanthropic giving and present a concise analysis of social need in our region, together with the views of our community.

We hope it will stimulate a discussion around how best we can collaborate with individuals and organisations to offer a strategic response to the complex challenges we face.

Read 2017 Vital Signs, focusing on mental health needs in the West of England, below:

The annual study gathered data about mental health issues across Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire and gives recommendations for making charitable donations more effective in supporting local groups working to prevent mental health issues arising.

Vital Signs details 10 “Vital Steps” that people can take to make a difference – ways to donate money to local good causes that enhance health and wellbeing, strengthen communities and support those most vulnerable to the effects of mental ill health.

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