Heath and Social Care workforce should not shoulder the burden alone.
The public recognise confidence and perception issues are a key barrier to taking charge of their health. Yet, the H & SC workforce blame public information or services for the failure to improve public health. Shouldering this burden is causing stress.
If H & SC professionals could better connect with the community assets on their doorsteps (charities, social enterprises, social networks etc.), they would see they don’t need to shoulder the responsibility on their own. This would also help to create more localised, effective and relevant services, whilst possibly cutting costs and stress and helping staff to become health promoters.