Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer 2015: Baby Boomers: Fit for the Future

Department of Health, December 2016

This report by the Chief Medical Officer looks at the health of the ‘baby boomer’ generation (broadly, those born between 1945 and 1964).

It considers topics such as the impact of lifestyle choices on current and future health, mental health, sexual health, and screening and immunisation programmes.

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The Damage of Debt: The impact of money worries on children’s mental health and well-being

The Children’s Society, September 2016

The aim of this report is to provide fresh insights on how low well-being and poor mental health in children are linked to household poverty and problem debt; and to explore the views of children and parents who live in low income households with debt problems on how their family’s financial situation affects their well-being and mental health.  The report makes recommendations to address these issues.

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Health and work: infographics

Public Health England, September 2016

A series of infographics intended to help raise awareness and understanding of the relationship between health and work.

These infographics are intended to help public health practitioners, local authorities and policy makers to make the case and inform planning on embedding health, work and worklessness within and across these issues.

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We can solve poverty in the UK

Joseph Rowntree Foundation, September 2016

This new report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation sets out recommendations on how all of us can act to solve poverty. The strategy contains a five-point plan that aims to; boost incomes and reduce costs; deliver an effective benefit system; improve education standards and raise skills; strengthen families and communities and promote long-term economic growth benefiting everyone.

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A healthier life for all: the case for cross-government action

The Health Foundation, July 2016

The Health Foundation and the All-Party Parliamentary Health Group have jointly published a comprehensive, accessible collection of essays setting out the current and emerging threats to health and wellbeing and what we know about what works to address them. The essay collection concludes that addressing the wider determinants of health is critical to ensuring the prosperity and wellbeing of British society as well as easing pressure on the NHS. The essays support the view that a more proactive approach to tackling poor health across all policy areas is urgently needed, to help ensure individuals, families and communities can thrive.

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A public health approach to promoting young people’s resilience

Association for Young People’s Health, June 2016

Young people face a wide range of challenges in their lives from moving schools to family breakdown to bullying. Building resilience can support better outcomes for them whatever challenges they face. This resource from AYPH, funded by Public Health England, and developed with input from the Early Intervention Foundation, provides a new focus on public health approaches to supporting young people’s resilience.

The AYPH Resilience Resource builds on PHE’s framework for young people’s health which was published in 2015.  It highlights 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.

Click here to access the resource.