• Blog
  • 13 January 2021

How to challenge a license application

Gambling Health Alliance members, Simon Watts, Myrte Elbes, Marlene D'Aguilar and Jo Evans have put together a short guide, to explain how to effectively challenge new licensing applications of adult gaming centres, based on their learnings from licensing applications in London, Leeds and Tameside. They also offer some suggestions to inform the review of the Gambling Act.

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  • 05 January 2021

Guest blog: Arts and Public Health – Reaching the Parts Other Approaches Cannot Reach

Maya Twardzicki is (by day) a Health Psychologist, coach and Public Health Lead, specialising in mental health and wellbeing. She has a 10 year track record in developing innovative and award winning arts and health projects that have captured the interest of national media and been published in peer reviewed journals. By night she pursues her passion for the arts as a singer-songwriter. Here, she outlines how the arts and health projects can improve the public's health.

  • Blog
  • 21 December 2020

Guest blog: Festive Fever

Paul Crawford is Professor of Health Humanities at the School of Health Sciences and Director of the Centre for Social Futures at the Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham. He leads a large program of research in applying the arts and humanities to inform and transform healthcare, health and wellbeing. He and his team have recently completed an AHRC-funded project on Florence Nightingale. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health.

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  • 18 December 2020

Guest blog: Catering for consumers with food hypersensitivity in the Covid-19 pandemic

Dr Hazel Gowland is an expert patient advocate, researcher and trainer at Allergy Action. She also lectures on MSc programmes at Southampton University, Imperial College and the University of Kingston. Here, she outlines the risks and challenges people with food allergies have faced when eating out during the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Blog
  • 01 December 2020

Guest Blog: “A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” – Safer Gambling Week 2020

Will Prochaska is the CEO of Gambling with Lives, a charity established by families bereaved by gambling related suicide. Here, he outlines why the narrative of 'Safer Gambling' could potentially do more harm than good.

  • Blog
  • 16 November 2020

Volunteers share their stories for Alcohol Awareness Week

"People don’t realise the extent of the link between mental health and alcohol use”

  • Blog
  • 16 November 2020

Guest Blog: Let’s Talk About Safer Gambling

Catherine Sweet from national gambling support charity GamCare shares why a focus on safer gambling is so important, especially during the current Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Blog
  • 03 November 2020

The Coalition Against Gambling Ads

James Grimes is a former gambling addict and is the founder of The Big Step campaign, which is a member of CAGA. James is also a Senior Programme Manager at Gambling with Lives, with responsibility for the charity's education, awareness and training initiatives. Here, he outlines CAGA's ambition to end gambling advertising and promotion and the group of organisations helping to make this happen.

  • Blog
  • 08 October 2020

Small performing arts charity supports wellbeing of thousands through song

Alison Jones, Artistic Director of Shapeshifter Productions reports on how her charity’s online sing-a-long sessions are reaching thousands of people who are isolated because of Covid-19.

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  • 02 October 2020

World Environmental Health Day marked the essential role of Environmental Health Practitioners

Debbie Wood, Executive Director of Membership & External Affairs, CIEH, explains what this year's World Environmental Health Day celebrated and how they'll be raising the profile of careers in Environmental Health.