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How we can support physical health for people living with severe mental illness

Based in the North East of England, the WHOLE-SMI project gets its name from its focus on how we can support wellbeing and holistic health for individuals living with severe mental illness. Here, two peer researchers involved in the project, Sue Webster and Keith Thompson, talk about their hopes for the study.

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Finding better ways to evidence and appreciate the role and work of Voluntary and Community Sector youth services

Dr Nicholas Woodrow from ScHARR, University of Sheffield discusses recent work with the voluntary community sector.

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NIHR Three Research Schools’ Mental Health Research Fellowships

The NIHR Schools for Primary Care Research (SPCR), Public Health Research (SPHR) and Social Care Research (SSCR) (“three Schools”) have joined together in a unique collaboration between leading academic centres in England to collaborate on a programme of work funded through the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR).

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What is the right amount of food for preschool children?

Alice Porter discusses her PhD research on age-appropriate portion sizes for preschool aged children.

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Impact case study – Harnessing data to improve child health

Inequalities in childhood obesity are increasing. Giving every child the best start in life is a government priority, yet we don't currently have the tools we need to evaluate how local health systems to support children are changing over time. To address these challenges, this research is harnessing data to investigate and evaluate approaches for improving children and young people’s  outcomes.

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Six steps of the systems thinking approach in policy design and why it matters?

NIHR SPHR PhD student Koko Zhou explains the six steps of the systems thinking approach in policy design in this blog.

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23June

NIHR School for Public Health Research Annual Scientific Meeting 2022 *registration now open*

*Registration now open* The NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR) will hold its eighth Annual Scientific Meeting on 23rd - 24th June 2022.

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24June

NIHR School for Public Health Research Annual Scientific Meeting 2022 *registration now open*

*Registration now open* The NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR) will hold its eighth Annual Scientific Meeting on 23rd - 24th June 2022.

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Rehousing programmes for older social housing tenants in Hackney

Findings from new research on rehousing programmes for older social renters may help address inner-city housing shortages by offering recommendations on how to improve rehousing experiences and achieve positive outcomes for tenants and communities.

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Impact case study – Working in partnership with a peer researcher team to produce our public mental health research

Co-production is increasingly promoted within public health and health services research as a way of working that enables greater equality and inclusivity, and that results in research that is more relevant, acceptable and potentially impactful. In this case, peer researchers shared their experiences of mental health to co-produce mental health research working in partnership with SPHR academics.

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