Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is the way we try to understand the needs and assets of Blackburn with Darwen and its residents.

Overall it's about how the population of the borough is made up, what we know about how healthy it is, and the assets people and communities have to help them to stay healthy. But it's also about understanding what residents and people that use services think about Blackburn with Darwen and the services that help to promote health. It tries to understand the stories that people and communities tell about their own experiences of health and wellbeing.

This video provides a summary of the approach to undertaking the JSNA in Blackburn with Darwen:



JSNA Blackburn with Darwen

The Blackburn with Darwen JSNA is made up of two parts, the overarching JSNA Overview documents and more detailed themed chapters.

As the JSNA develops, we will post updates on this page. These are the main JSNA Overview documents and the detailed themed chapters on Alcohol, SEND, Mental Health, Mental Wellbeing, Self-Harm and Suicide and Sexual Health: