Tag: prevention

Striking the balance between work and play

28th September 2016

Ian Lush, Chief Executive, Imperial College Healthcare Charity and Chair of Healthy Living Week steering group explains why Healthy Living Week is a great way of showing appreciation and giving something back. Imperial College Healthcare Charity has supported its partner Trust for Healthy Living Week over the last three years, but this is the first time […]

Let Healthy Living Week be the beginning of better workplace health

26th September 2016

Sarah Price, Chief Officer at NHS Haringey CCG, writes about why she wants Healthy Living Week to be the beginning of better workplace health in the NHS. We’re really excited about Healthy Living Week in my CCG. We’ve got lots of fun activities and events planned during the week for our staff — and our hope is that we […]

Take the five day challenge for Healthy Living Week

5th September 2016

More than 100 organisations, including CCGs, hospitals and providers, have signed up to take part in Healthy Living Week 2017 which runs between 25 and 29 September. Activities and events they are organising for staff include mental health resilience talks, mindfulness sessions, lunchtime walks and yoga classes. For those short of time to plan activities, we’ve made it even […]

Obesity

7th August 2016

This page has information on childhood obesity and prevention in the form of  a quick guide and guidelines on child obesity management. Childhood obesity is an epidemic in the UK, with around “1 in 5 children leaving primary school obese”. Prevention is indispensable to overcoming this problem. The quick guide and guidelines available to download […]

Making every contact count

7th August 2016

This page offers a fact sheet, pocket guide, and e-learning resources that can help develop and put into practice the skills required to communicate effectively with young people about healthy lifestyle choices and encourage behaviour change. The Making Every Contact Count programme aims to make use of the millions of consultations that take place every […]

Overview

5th March 2016

Poor physical health conditions seen in people living with serious mental illness are often associated with preventable risk factors. This includes factors such as smoking, physical inactivity, obesity, substance misuse and the side effects of psychiatric medication. This section contains information and links to resources in this section that support implementing improvements to data and […]

Prevention

8th February 2016

This page introduces the potential for preventative interventions can have in addressing the serious mental illness mortality gap. Follow the links to topic areas in this online resource to explore themes and recommended actions to take. The current picture of health Compared to the general population, people living with serious mental illness (SMI): are likely […]

Prevention

8th February 2016

This section contains information and resources to support you in identifying risks and implementing interventions that will help prevent some of the common health problems affecting people with serious mental illness (SMI).