Sussex Youth Stop Aids event

18:00 on the Tues 28th of Feb in the Jubilee lecture theatre, Sussex University

Sussex Youth Stop AIDS Society have got a really exciting event coming up towards the end of next month and we were hoping you might be able to come along and support us in getting the word out! This is Youth Stop AIDS’s biggest annual event, bringing young people’s stories of living with HIV, right to your ears. Continue reading

Seminar – workplace health promotion in Sweden Wed 9th Nov

Dr Robert Larsson is visiting the SHS as part of our Erasmus + relationship with the Mälardalen University in Sweden.  He is a lecturer in Public Health Sciences and is presenting his doctoral thesis Managing workplace health promotion in municipal organisations on Wednesday 9th November 2pm – 4pm  Falmer Campus ,  Room 361 (top floor Westlain house).

 

Managing workplace health promotion in municipal organisations

The workplace is a suitable setting for health promotion, not least due to the amount of time employees spend at work. Drawing on the concept of workplace health promotion (WHP), the aim of this presentation is to describe how WHP is managed and implemented in Swedish municipal organisations. The presentation is based on my doctoral thesis which builds on three empirical studies. Both quantitative (questionnaires) and qualitative (interviews & documents) data collection methods were used. From the thesis, it can be concluded that WHP management is dominated by measures directed towards the individual employee and needs to include more of psychosocial and organisational measures. Furthermore, the varied organisational conditions for municipal managers as well as the support from senior management and human resources staff needs to be considered and ensured as part of an active and continuous WHP practice.

 

Building Resilience in Young People – Seminar Nov 3rd Falmer

Resilience Forum – Public health approach to resilience in young people – 3 Nov, Falmer

Public health approach – Thursday 3 November 2016

Public health approach to resilience in young people

Resilience Forum for ANYBODY (with a pulse!) involved with or interested in resilience research

Date:  Thursday 3 November 2016

Time:  1.00pm for 1.15pm – 3.00 pm. FREE

Venue:  101 Mayfield House, Falmer Campus, University of Brighton, Brighton, BN1 9PH

Topic:  Taking a public health approach to resilience in young people – Ann Hagell & John Coleman, Association for Young People’s Health

click the link to eventbrite below

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/taking-a-public-health-approach-to-resilience-in-young-people-resilience-forum-tickets-26656461193

Summary:  Ann Hagell and John Coleman have been working with Public Health England and other partners to develop resources to help people working in front line public health to promote young people’s resilience. This means working in the school and community settings. This presentation will be in two parts.

In the first part, Ann will introduce the constructs and share a new on-line resource from PHE to promote resilience.  It highlights the ways that services have successfully worked together, provides links to useful interventions and other resources, and draws on the perspectives of young people about what works well for them. We will look at the pressures young people face, the key elements and settings for promoting resilience, and how we make it happen in practice.

In the second part John will explore two examples of resilience promotion in more detail, drawing on a school-based interventions called FRIENDS FOR LIFE, and a programme called Healthy Minds. He will discuss the importance of developing relationship skills, becoming media literate and understanding mental health in building resilience in this age group.

workplace health promotion – presentation from Sweden Nov 6th

Dr Robert Larsson is visiting the School of Health Sciences as part of our Erasmus + relationship with the Mälardalen University in Sweden.  He is a lecturer in Public Health Sciences and is presenting his doctoral thesis Managing workplace health promotion in municipal organisations on Wednesday 9th November 2pm – 4pm  Falmer Campus ,  Room 361 (top floor Westlain house).  See below for a brief bio and overview of his presentation.

Please email Nita Muir, Principal Lecturer if you plan to attend as the room space is limited – N.Muir@brighton.ac.uk

From Dr Robert Larsson:

Managing workplace health promotion in municipal organisations

The workplace is a suitable setting for health promotion, not least due to the amount of time employees spend at work. Drawing on the concept of workplace health promotion (WHP), the aim of this presentation is to describe how WHP is managed and implemented in Swedish municipal organisations. The presentation is based on my doctoral thesis which builds on three empirical studies. Both quantitative (questionnaires) and qualitative (interviews & documents) data collection methods were used. From the thesis, it can be concluded that WHP management is dominated by measures directed towards the individual employee and needs to include more of psychosocial and organisational measures. Furthermore, the varied organisational conditions for municipal managers as well as the support from senior management and human resources staff needs to be considered and ensured as part of an active and continuous WHP practice

Link to comprehensive summary: http://mdh.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:778989/FULLTEXT02.pdf

Two upcoming events

1)  More years of good health and wellbeing. Mission impossible? Jörg Huber Professor of Health Sciences,  Inaugural lecture –

Thursday 29 October 2015 at 6.30pm  Asa Briggs Hall Checkland Building,

Life expectancy has been increasing for some time now and further increases are expected. However, the number of years we live a healthy life has barely increased. This conundrum of long lives in combination with poor health and wellbeing has been an interest of mine for some time now although not always deliberately so. Improving health and wellbeing has been the focus of many efforts, and my own research reflects some of these efforts: research on physical activity, diet, smoking and alcohol consumption, and above all on diabetes as a major chronic condition will look at some of the options which are available to achieve the impossible: better health, better wellbeing and a better life.

Booking is essential. To register for this event, please book via the online shop: https://bit.ly/ProfJHuber or email Events@brighton.ac.uk 

the promotional poster is at : Inaugural poster Jörg Huber v3

2) Health as an outcome of social practices: Re-conceptualising health education through a socio-technical lens

Thurs 15th October, 4 – 5.30pm, M126, Mayfield, Falmer 

Dr Cecily MallerSenior Research Fellow and Co-Leader Beyond Behaviour Change Research Program, Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University, Australia

All welcome. for further info and to register your attendance please click here::  All welcome cecily maller

BIG SUGAR DEBATE

Brighton& Hove City Council public health department is embarking on a BIG SUGAR DEBATE in September/ October asking ‘should action be taken to promote sugar reduction?’…. for example by working with food outlets and retailers to promote healthier options.

I am collaborating with the coordinator, Harriet Knights on some joint projects and activities which link with the childhood obesity prevention projects our health promotion team is  already involved in.

Would you like to help out by doing a “photo transect” of sugar in your life? We are looking for 4 volunteers who live or work in Brighton & Hove, who will take photos of sugar/sugary foods and drinks for a 24 hour period – on Saturday September 19th. The photos will be uploaded and captioned  -and then used in social media etc for the ongoing Big Debate campaign.  This would be great preparation work for any student planning to do the Nutrition in Public Health module.  Below is an example from my first hour this morning – sugar pot on display beside my kettle, sugary drink on roadside advert on my way to University… If you are interested, please email me. There is a £10.00 thank you voucher from the council -or a free cinema ticket to That Sugar Film -see below.

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There will be on forthcoming online consultation to fill in – which I will post here.

Meanwhile – we are trying to get enough people interested for a screening of That Sugar Film  – at Komedia Duke of Yorks Monday 26th Ocbober 9pm – (tickets £10.00)  and we need people to sign up and register in order for the screening to happen – please click on the link and spread the word.  https://www.ourscreen.com/screening/40024

This might be a nice social gathering to meet up before the screening.