Category Archives: Public Health

Suicide prevention

A couple of weeks ago, the Commons Health Select Committee published an interim report about suicide prevention. Its intention was to influence the Government’s forthcoming update of its suicide prevention strategy, expected in January 2017. I compared the interim report … Continue reading

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Needs

After a long holiday it must surely be time to write here again. I had occasion to read Gloucestershire’s current needs assessment for the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people, although it’s nearly a year old. Here’s … Continue reading

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Living a long life?

A new online resource, Living a long life?, presents information about why people who are mentally ill don’t generally live as long as the rest of us. Early death associated with serious mental illness deserves to be more widely understood, … Continue reading

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Health Promotion

On October 30th I was a guest at a reception in the Palace of Westminster to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Institute of Health Promotion and Education (IHPE). Hosted by Rosie Cooper, MP for West Lancashire and a member … Continue reading

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