can play an active part in their own wellbeing, and to some extent individuals can play an active part in the wellbeing of their community. It is clear that the NHS is stretched. It is deluged with a constantly increasing caseload and it seems that no amount of extra funding can keep up with demand. Something different needs to be developed. Community Wellbeing can focus on reducing the NHS’ workload and seek to deliver services that complement existing structures, while seeking to be the preventive voice for mild depression and anxiety. If Community Wellbeing can reduce low-level mental illness escalating into more complex difficulties, it will free up recourses within the NHS - allowing individuals to live happier and more productive lives.