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Celebrating young peoples involvement and engagement with research

A successful virtual event for all the young people’s groups and individuals who have taken part in public involvement and engagement activities within SPHR research over the last five years has taken place.

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Digital food delivery services and household food purchasing behaviours

Food retailing is undergoing a fundamental transformation. Digital on-demand technology is dramatically reshaping food distribution and delivery, making food and prepared meals more accessible and convenient. However, the impact of the increasing use of these services on what foods and beverages people purchase is unknown. This study aims to explore who uses digital food delivery services and the impact on inequalities in food purchasing behaviours.

01 April 2021 - 31 March 2022

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The public’s role in public health

This project aims to examine the best ways in which to inform a local and national debate about how we can increase public support for the most effective and equitable dietary and active travel health-behaviour change policies and interventions. The overarching aim is to explore the development of an emerging framework to predict public acceptability / support for various policy options aimed at improving population health.

01 February 2021 - 31 March 2022

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Mapping the landscape of prenatal alcohol prevention in the UK

This project will collect and analyse information on activities that aim to prevent alcohol use during pregnancy in the UK.

October 2020 - March 2023

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Exploring the longer-term impacts of Covid-19 on young people’s mental health

From March to June 2020, and in November 2020, the UK went in to lockdown in an effort to help slow the spread of Coronavirus.

September 2020 - December 2021

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Impact case study – Sex and relationship education (SRE)

The SPHR project 'Implementing evidence-based best practice criteria in sex and relationship education' within our Children, Young People and Families research programme is an excellent example of how our public health research has had local, national and international impact.

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Report reveals young people felt less anxious and more connected to school in lockdown

Younger teenagers in the South West of England felt less anxious and more connected to school when they were away from it during the COVID-19 global pandemic public lockdown, a first-of-its-kind study has found.

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New report shows young people’s mental health improved during lockdown

An overview of the newly published report, 'Young People's Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic'.

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Young People's Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic

This project aims to understand the impacts of COVID-19 and the resultant lockdown on adolescent mental health and wellbeing, social connections, and social media activity.

April 2020 - August 2020

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NIHR SPHR and NIHR ARC West launch joint-funded PhD studentship

NIHR ARC West and NIHR SPHR invite applications for a jointly-funded 3-year PhD studentship to begin October 2020. The deadline for applications is 14th August.

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