The mental health dividend

Stephanie Waddell of the Early Intervention Foundation says proactive schemes in schools will help vulnerable children, prevent problems in later life and benefit society.

Diversity in practice: Sikhism

Continuing our series on how religion and culture can impact on practice, Professor Eleanor Nesbitt looks at Sikhism.

Putting the CP back into CPR

How can you help ensure members of the public are equipped with basic life-saving skills, and is it even your role to do so? Journalist Rima Evans investigates.

One size does not fit all

CEO of Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust Robert Music reveals how you can help increase cervical screening attendance, highlighting the many reasons for the low uptake.

Healthy living made easy

Your at-a-glance guide to helping everyone have a healthier 2018 and beyond.

Breastfeeding and the workplace

Breastfeeding coordinator Sinéad Lynch explains how being on the workplace workstrand of the Northern Ireland breastfeeding strategy has influenced strategic and local support to women who are combining breastfeeding and work.

Fiona McQueen: "If I can do it, anyone can"

Professor Fiona McQueen, Scotland’s chief nursing officer, describes her journey to fitness, and ‘walking the walk’ when it comes to public health advice on healthy eating and physical activity.

Building resilience

Young people face new and profound pressures in relationships with their parents and peers. Building up their resilience will equip them to come back stronger from adverse childhood experiences.

Summer: the risk of accidents

Paddling pools, barbecues and open upstairs windows – the summer months pose a particular risk to children, reports Phil Harris.

New practitioners: safe place for support

A forum for newly registered health visitors in Doncaster has helped ease their transition from student to autonomous practitioner. Here, Tracey Long explains how it helped them.

Park run phenomenon

Since its beginnings in 2004, parkrun has inspired people to be more active, volunteer in their community and enjoy keeping fit. Chrissie Wellington, the setup’s global lead for health and wellbeing, reports on how it grew into a global phenomenon.

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