In Argyll and Bute, many people are living with long-term health conditions, and many more are at risk of developing them. To help people deal with this, and to live the best and healthiest lives possible, we have developed the Living Well Strategy. The strategy focuses on supporting people to manage their own health, and supporting communities to build groups and networks which can link people together.

Everyone can benefit from Living Well activities and support, even those who are already living healthy lives. Living Well promotes community and information, as well as planning in advance for any health problems that might come up. This is not as a replacement for services, but rather helps to support services by building up people’s capacity to know and manage their own health.

The documents contributing to the Living Well Strategy, as well as the Strategy itself, can be found here.

Living Well Strategy 2019  Engagement report  Strategy Summary   Summary of Staff Survey finalWellbeing leaflet print-ready 1.02

Health and Wellbeing Development Day – 12th September 2019

The Public Health team is pleased to announce that a Health and Wellbeing Development Day on “Supporting people to improve their health through health behaviour change” will take place on 12th September 2019, at the Inveraray Inn, Inveraray.

You don’t need to be an expert to have a positive impact on someone’s lifestyle choices – many of us in our day to day work have the opportunity to talk with people about health behaviours and how they impact on health and wellbeing.  Come along and join us in learning about the foundations of health behaviour change, the latest training opportunities, and explore how health behaviour change conversations might work in your role or organisation.

Please see poster for further information and booking details.  Please send completed booking forms to  We expect this event to be popular so book early to avoid disappointment. 

Health and wellbeing development day 12.09.19_web

Booking Form

Living Well Strategy – join the consultation

The Public Health Department is excited to share with you the new Living Well Strategy. This strategy has been a long time coming – we’ve spent six months consulting, engaging, and developing the document, with the help of people all around Argyll & Bute.

This strategy is a key part of Public Health’s work. It lays out our ambitions and aims for an Argyll & Bute where people who have long-term conditions or who are at risk of health problems are supported and encouraged to manage their health. This is not about reducing or changing the services we already provide – instead, the strategy is meant to highlight the ways in which people can support themselves between accessing those services. The Living Well Strategy is built around supporting community networks and services, and highlighting to staff and volunteers the best ways to help people to manage their health.

Now it’s time for you to have your say. We encourage you to read the attached documents – the shorter is a summary, meant to be read easily, while the longer document contains more information about what our strategy is and how we got here. When you’ve read them, you can let us know what you think by filling out the survey here.

This survey will be open until June 7th, after which we will finalise the strategic documents and add an implementation plan to describe how we will achieve our aims.

Living Well Strategy – Summary

Living Well Strategy v1

Help us to improve wellbeing in Argyll & Bute – help us to make this strategy the best it can be. Thank you.

Health & Wellbeing Development Days November 2018

The Health development days were held over 2 days on the 21st and 22nd of November.

Day 1  “Supporting People to Live Better and More Active Lives” event had over  70 attendees at the Inveraray Inn. This event was open to different organisations including third sector, NHS and council employees and public. Please see the report and presentations below. 

The day 2 event on 22nd was a development day for the Health and Well Being Network Coordinators and the Health Improvement Team we also had visitors from NHS Grampian at our event. Again please see the report from the event below,

Health and Wellbeing Development day 1, 21st November, report

Health and Wellbeing  Development day 2 report 22nd November 2018

Programme 21st Nov

LOHO Self Management A Partnership Approach

SM Input Presentation, alliance

SM Input Presentation, alliance

strategic approach to sefl management MC

Public Health Priorities SC