Talking to your children about healthy internet use

Mental Health Foundation, February 2019

This guide provides advice to parents, carers and teachers on how to talk to children about internet use to help minimise the negative impact on children, while encouraging healthy internet use to maximise the benefits.

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UK CMO commentary on screen time and social media map of reviews

Department of Health and Social Care, February 2019

This report outlines the UK Chief Medical Officers’ (CMO) commentary on research that was done on screen-based activities and children and young people’s mental health and psychosocial wellbeing.  The report includes their advice for parents and carers, and their recommendations for other stakeholders.

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Health matters: health and work

Public Health England, January 2019

This guidance brings together in one place data, toolkits and evidence of what works in addressing and removing health-related barriers to gaining and retaining employment. It focuses on the actions that can be taken by employers in general, local authorities and the NHS workforce with regards to health and work.

Click here to view the guidance.

Voluntary Reporting On Disability, Mental Health And Wellbeing: A Framework To Support Employers To Report Voluntarily On Disability, Mental Health And Wellbeing In The Workplace

Department for Work and Pensions, November 2018

The government believes that transparency and reporting can support the cultural change required to build a more inclusive society. The voluntary reporting framework has been developed by the government in partnership with leading businesses and third sector organisations to support employers to voluntarily report information on disability, mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.

Click here to view the full report.

A Society of Readers

Demos, November 2018

Demos carried out research over the summer of 2018 to assess the potential impact of reading on several great challenges of our time: loneliness, mental health problems, dementia and social (im)mobility. If left unchecked, this research shows, these challenges will grow into insurmountable problems. Could something as simple as reading truly make a difference when the scale of the issue is quite so momentous? The short answer is yes.

Click here to view the full report.

Prevention is better than cure: our vision to help you live well for longer

Department of Health and Social Care, November 2018

The document sets out the government’s vision for:

stopping health problems from arising in the first place
supporting people to manage their health problems when they do arise
The goal is to improve healthy life expectancy by at least 5 extra years, by 2035, and to close the gap between the richest and poorest.

A collection of case studies has been published, showing examples of good practice in preventing health problems from happening.

Click here to view the report.

Click here to access the case studies.