• Blog
  • 23 July 2021

MECC for Mental Health Project case study

Sandie Keall, Chief Executive Officer of Tees Local Pharmaceutical Committee, describes her experience of becoming a MECC for Mental Health trainer.

  • Blog
  • 09 June 2021

Zero Covid: An Environmental Health perspective

Chris Turner, FRSPH is a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner with over 10 years’ experience working in a range of areas of environmental health including environmental protection, food safety/hygiene, health and safety and public health. Here, he explains what the benefits are of all countries adopting a 'zero Covid' strategy.

  • Blog
  • 27 May 2021

“Everyone should be more compassionate towards themselves” - The MECC for Mental Health approach

Katharine Lonsdale, Connect 5 and Making Every Contact Count Trainer, told us about her passion for providing mental health support and what her role as a MECC for mental health trainer involves.

  • Blog
  • 11 May 2021

Mental Health Awareness Week: Green Light for the Mind

Professor Paul Crawford is Director of the Centre for Social Futures at The Institute of Mental Health, The University of Nottingham. He is also the Project Lead and Principal Investigator for the What’s Up With Everyone project and here he talks about how the project's resources can support people during Mental Health Awareness Week.

  • Blog
  • 07 May 2021

Policing and public health approaches to gangs

Dr Jacqueline Sebire is the Assistant Chief Constable for Joint Protective Services for Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire. She oversees specialist operations, major crime and forensic services across the three counties. Since 2018 she has been the National Police Chief’s Council lead for Serious Violence.

  • Blog
  • 29 April 2021

Creative Lives: Tackling inequalities

Lorna Collins is an artist, writer and Research Fellow at University College London. Her active research in arts and health began from her PhD, where she was a triple scholar at Jesus College, Cambridge University. She writes articles in several newspapers and journals. Lorna has done a TEDx talk, ‘How Creativity Revived Me’, which tells her life story and vocation, with the arts.

  • Blog
  • 23 April 2021

Working from home could trigger the next global health crisis

Paul Crawford became the world’s first Professor of Health Humanities in 2008 and is currently Director of the Centre for Social Futures at the University of Nottingham’s Institute of Mental Health. Here, he outlines the potential public health issues that widespread working from home could create.

  • Blog
  • 20 April 2021

Our MECC for mental health journey

For our first Make Every Contact Count (MECC) for mental health blog, Karan Thomas and Dawn Mitchell, the lead trainer developers for the MECC for Mental Health programme, explain how they've supported the work of RSPH's pilot programme.

  • Blog
  • 01 April 2021

Why we should prioritise imagination in early years learning and medical education 

Dr Malcolm Rigler is a retired NHS GP. During his time as a medical student in Bristol he developed a keen interest in Public Health and the way in which Town Councils can respond to the health needs of local residents. Here, he talks about digital health hub, 65 High Street Nailsea and why he believes that every High Street would benefit from having a Learning Centre.

  • Blog
  • 26 March 2021

Public Health: Get the Basics Right

Richard Shircore, Director of the Burnham Health Promotion Trust (BHPT) and assessor for the RSPH Health & Wellbeing Awards, tells us about his Trust's work to support intergenerational connections and activities. He also told us what he's most looking forward to seeing from applicants for this year's Health & Wellbeing Awards.