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Collaborating to improve the public’s mental health

This blog post, written by Esther Curtin (University of Bristol), Joyce Coker and Hannah Scott (University of Cambridge) draws on two studies within the Public Mental Health programme in the NIHR School for Public Health Research.

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Comparing digital and practitioner delivered interventions for alcohol

The aim of this project is to assist local and national policy-makers develop efficient strategies to help achieve wide scale roll out of alcohol interventions to reduce health harm.

September 2017 - February 2019

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Optimising the alcohol reduction smartphone app: Drink Less

This research project will further develop the Drink Less app to incorporate findings from the original Drink Less study to make the app more suitable and user friendly.

January 2018 - July 2019

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Developing a new school-based digital intervention to prevent harmful alcohol use among young people aged 13-14 years

This research aims to carry out qualitative research to underpin the development of a new internet-based intervention to prevent alcohol use and related harms aimed at year 9 students.

January 2018 - April 2019

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Complex systems approach to evaluation: alcohol case study

This project will harness collaborations and datasets established by the previous SPHR research to build on themes and proposes to analyse public health policy from a complex systems perspective. It will use the complex system of the drivers of alcohol consumption as a case study and explore applications to other areas of behaviour.

July 2017 - June 2018

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Evidence mapping of obesity related dietary and physical activity behaviours in young children (preschool 0-6yrs)

Over the past few years the focus of obesity prevention has shifted to preschool children because of the high prevalence of obesity at school entry and recognition that habits formed in early life often persist into later life.

April 2012 - March 2014

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