• 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.

  • Blog
  • 25 March 2021

Health claims on food labels: Putting it into words - The Health Claims Unpacked Project 

Stacey Lockyer is a Senior Nutrition Scientist working on the EU-funded Health Claims Unpacked Project which is investigating the communication of health claims on food labels. Here, she explores how wording around health benefits can be difficult for consumers to understand.

  • Blog
  • 23 March 2021

Going for bloke: Gambling as a men's health issue

Peter Baker, Director, Global Action on Men’s Health explains the gender split in gambling and how this can be addressed.

  • Blog
  • 11 March 2021

Health in all Policies – a local case study

Sally Leach, Health and Wellbeing Advisor at Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council and Health Promotion Advisor for Health Action Campaign, explains why Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council are taking a Health in All Policies approach to Public Health.

  • Blog
  • 24 February 2021

Is working from home the future of workplace wellbeing?

Stephen Wood is Professor of Management, University of Leicester, and a Fellow of the British Academy of Social Science and Academic Fellow of the CIPD. Currently, he is studying home working in the pandemic and here he outlines some of the ways working from home has impacted people's wellbeing.

  • Blog
  • 09 February 2021

University of Nottingham and Aardman launch campaign to tackle the mental health crisis

Professor of Health Humanities from the School of Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham and RSPH Fellow, Paul Crawford, outlines the campaign he has led, ‘What’s Up With Everyone?’, to support young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

  • Blog
  • 26 January 2021

Perspectives on increasing AHP student placements in public health settings

Linda Hindle is the Deputy Chief Allied Health Professional Officer, working for Public Health England as Lead AHP and Public Health Engagement Lead for the Emergency Services. Here, she outlines the need for public health placements for Allied Health Professional students and how RSPH is planning to help facilitate them.

  • Blog
  • 13 January 2021

How to challenge a licence 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 licencing applications of adult gaming centres, based on their learnings from licencing applications in London, Leeds and Tameside. They also offer some suggestions to inform the review of the Gambling Act.

  • Blog
  • 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.