Celebrating 21 years of the Centre for Health Promotion Research

CHPR Blog December 2018 - Louise Warwick-Booth, James Woodall, Anne-Marie Bagnall and Jane South We recently held a small gathering of former colleagues, friends and supporters to celebrate the 21st birthday of the Centre for Health Promotion Research.  This was an opportunity to review the diverse range of research projects that we have carried out … Continue reading Celebrating 21 years of the Centre for Health Promotion Research

Agile, connected and caring: the response of Space to Connect projects to COVID-19

At the beginning of the first lockdown, we interviewed 31 of the community organisation funded through the Space to Connect programme about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on their projects and about their adaptions and responses to changing needs within communities. (More information about Space to Connect is available here). We found that the … Continue reading Agile, connected and caring: the response of Space to Connect projects to COVID-19

People Living in Deprived Areas have Less Good Quality Green Space to Access

Jenny Woodward, 9th April 2020 Our parks and green spaces have rarely received as much attention.  As the coronavirus ‘lockdown’ continues in the UK and the spring sun makes an appearance, people are heading to their local green spaces for daily exercise and wellbeing. Government guidance allows for visits to local parks and green spaces, … Continue reading People Living in Deprived Areas have Less Good Quality Green Space to Access

Mind the Widening Health Gap: The Marmot Report 2020

Prof. Anne-Marie-Bagnall reflects on the recent publication of the 'Marmot Review 10 Years On' and how it relates to what we do in CHPR. On Tuesday 25th February a new report was launched from the Institute of Health Equity, to mark 10 years since the publication of the Marmot Report “Fair Society, Healthy Lives”.  The … Continue reading Mind the Widening Health Gap: The Marmot Report 2020

Evaluating services that are linked to health-related stigma

CHPR Blog November 2019 - Louise Warwick-Booth Earlier this year, a number of us working in the Centre for Health Promotion Research completed an evaluation of a local maternal stop smoking service. Our evaluation methods usually involve gathering the views of those who use services, as this is of course central to finding out about … Continue reading Evaluating services that are linked to health-related stigma

Using Young Dads’ Experiences to Change Services That Support Families

CHPR Blog March 2019 - Susan Coan The Centre for Health Promotion Research have recently completed an evaluation of a project supporting young fathers which aimed to not only develop the skills and confidence of the young men involved, but also influence organisations working with them and national policy around young fathers. The project staff … Continue reading Using Young Dads’ Experiences to Change Services That Support Families

Using people’s experiences to improve health services

CHPR Blog January 2019 – Mark Gamsu The School of Health and Community Studies at Leeds Beckett University has just come to the end of a review of the approach taken by Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to understanding what people think of their services and how it involves them in service improvement. … Continue reading Using people’s experiences to improve health services