Health profile for England: 2018
This report provides a comprehensive picture of the health of England today and into the future. It finds that people are living longer but are often in poorer health and that stubborn inequalities persist.Making the case for prevention
This BMA briefing argues that the long-term sustainability of the NHS depends on an evidence-based and adequately resourced approach to the prevention of physical and mental ill health.Social media, young people and mental health
This Centre for Mental Health briefing paper offers a brief scan of the latest evidence on the impact of social media on young people’s wellbeing, both negative and positive. It seeks to understand what constitutes ‘problematic’ social media use, including addiction, jealousy and ‘fear of missing out’, as well as looking at how social media can positively impact on wellbeing.
The toxic school run: UK children at daily risk from air pollution
This research briefing sets out new data from Queen Mary’s University London that looks at children’s exposure to air pollution across the school day. The report suggests that major gains for children’s health could be made if funding, interventions and policies were targeted at pollution reduction around schools and nurseries, and on the school run itself.