What needs might be unmet?
Wider determinants of health
Behaviour and lifestyle
Illicit drug use
Many women continue to smoke during pregnancy, thus failing to give their child the best start in life.
Diet and nutrition
There in a need to increase the capacity and training of health professionals who are able to support women with breastfeeding in the first two weeks after delivery (Stockton-on-Tees has its greatest ‘drop off’ in the numbers of women breastfeeding).
There is a lack of uptake of preventive services (particularly by those at most risk of obesity-related diseases).
Illness and death
Not all schools take up the offer of pedestrian and cycle training. If all schools did respond to the offer it is unlikely that the local authority would be able to have the capacity to deliver in all schools.
Due to the lack of a robust mental health needs assessment for children and young people it is impossible to assess what needs are unmet.