To promote, sustain and enhance physical, emotional and mental health and well- being for all in the Burnham community.
- TO EDUCATE. To promote education in the community to encourage and enable people to take responsibility for, and to maximise their own health.
- TO FACILITATE AND ENABLE. To create an environment and provide initiatives which promote, sustain and enhance physical, emotional and mental health and well-being.
- TO RESEARCH. To undertake research into areas of local interest or concern, to observe national trends and to collate data to be distributed, published and used as appropriate for the public good.
- TO REPLICATE. To encourage replication of the BHPT model more widely, where viable and possible.
- We value all people equally, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, sexuality or disability.
- We treat people with kindness, respect and dignity, valuing individual differences and empowering people to manage their own lives and futures.
- We are grateful for the resources entrusted to us and recognize the importance of being open and transparent in our reporting.
- We are sensitive and responsive to identified needs and are open and receptive to new ideas and new ways of working.
- We value teamwork and partnership working to achieve more for the benefit of the local community.
- We are sensitive and responsive to criticism and are demanding of ourselves, striving for excellence in all that we do.
- We strive to be a model of good practice providing consistency and stability in a rapidly changing environment.
- We operate to relevant ethical standards.
- We seek a legacy in all that we do.
Underpinning our work are the World Health Organisation’s definitions of health promotion:
‘Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease of infirmity.’ (WHO Constitution 1948)
‘Health Promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve their health. To reach a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, an individual or group must be able to identify and to realise aspirations, to satisfy needs, and to change or cope with the environment. Health is, therefore, seen as a resource for everyday life, not the objective of living. Health is a positive concept emphasizing social and personal resources, as well as physical capacities. Therefore, health promotion is not just the responsibility of the health sector, but goes beyond healthy lifestyles to well-being.’ (WHO Ottawa Charta 1986)
‘Health Promotion…moves beyond a focus on individual behavior towards a wide range of social and environmental interventions.’ (WHO 2015)
The Trust supports the ‘5Ways to Well-being’ Approach identified by the New Economics Foundation 2008 (Connect, Be active, Take notice, Learn, Give)
We work in many different ways and at many different levels, to positively influence the modifiable determinants of health and to create an environment where it is easier for people to make healthier choices. And wherever possible we aim to make things enjoyable and fun!
BHPT – Working together for a happy, healthy, active and caring community