Recognising the ‘social’ in disability and health: the case of the Winter Paralympics.

CHPR blog, March 2018, Kris Southby The 12th Winter Paralympic Games, which ended last week, was ten days of intense competition across six winter-sports events. Anyone watching on television – or who is familiar with para-sport – will have noticed that within each event, athletes are grouped to compete against each other based on their … Continue reading Recognising the ‘social’ in disability and health: the case of the Winter Paralympics.

The contribution of green spaces to health and wellbeing

In this blog post Jenny Woodward, Research Fellow, Centre for Health Promotion Research and Dr Eric Brymer, Reader in the Carnegie School of Sport, reflect on a recent conference which discussed the contribution of green spaces to health and wellbeing. (Post originally featured here) Green space has long been appreciated for its beauty, its contribution … Continue reading The contribution of green spaces to health and wellbeing

Health promotion through housing support: A success story

    The contribution that housing associations can make in relation to public health improvements in recent years has been increasingly recognised within both the research and policy literature. The provision of basic housing requirements is linked to health improvements.   Wider factors such as neighbourhood quality, security of tenure and modifications for those with disabilities … Continue reading Health promotion through housing support: A success story

Happiness for the Elite. Reflections from the World Happiness Summit 2017

By Dr  Salvatore Di Martino, Research Assistant- Centre for Health Promotion Research I chose this video because I believe it truly captures the essence of the World Happiness Summit (2017) (WOHASU). “Happiness is a choice!” or, as I think it should have been better stated “Happiness is YOUR choice!”. The WOHASU was an opportunity to show … Continue reading Happiness for the Elite. Reflections from the World Happiness Summit 2017

How can befriending support people with a learning disability take part in leisure activities?

By Kris Southby [This post is a Reblog of a post which appears here ]   Taking part in leisure activities and hobbies in our free time is good for people. As well as being fun it can help people to feel better about themselves, improve skills, feel part of a group or community and provide … Continue reading How can befriending support people with a learning disability take part in leisure activities?

The CHPR Blog- A Welcome and introduction

Welcome to Leeds Beckett’s, Centre for Health Promotion Research (CHPR) blog.  The CHPR was established in 1997 and has grown to be a centre of excellence, well regarded regionally and nationally in the public health field.  We conduct a broad range of health promotion research which addresses local, national and international issues, work in collaborative … Continue reading The CHPR Blog- A Welcome and introduction