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This document shows progress against the actions set out in Living Well for Longer: National support for local action which followed a call to action from the Secretary of State.

The report shows that there has been improved prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of the 5 big killers:

  • cancer
  • stroke
  • heart disease
  • lung disease
  • liver disease

It also outlines the next steps for ongoing improvements across the system in reducing premature mortality.

HBN 08-02 is intended particularly for those who are new to this topic, and to people living with dementia or their advocates who may be engaged as part of stakeholder engagement processes. It may also be helpful for commissioning organisations, auditors and regulators, giving an overall perspective of the dementia-friendly design issues that need to be addressed.

The 8 principles in this document are informed by evidence and practitioner feedback about what works, and if applied consistently and comprehensively will contribute towards helping protect and promote student emotional health and wellbeing (H&W). The document signposts to Ofsted inspection criteria, practice examples and resources to support implementation.

The document may also be of interest to:

  • school and college governing bodies
  • staff working in education settings
  • school nurses
  • local public health teams
  • academy chains
  • others with a role of promoting Health & Wellbeing of children and learners

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‘Future in mind – promoting, protecting and improving our children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing’ makes a number of proposals the government wishes to see by 2020. These include:

  • tackling stigma and improving attitudes to mental illness
  • introducing more access and waiting time standards for services
  • establishing ‘one stop shop’ support services in the community
  • improving access for children and young people who are particularly vulnerable

The report sets out how much of this can be achieved through better working between the NHS, local authorities, voluntary and community services, schools and other local services. It also makes it clear that many of these changes can be achieved by working differently, rather than needing significant investment.

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The framework aims to widen the responsibility for improving public mental health beyond those professions on the public health register, or with a specific role in public health. Teachers, early years workers, nurses, GPs, housing officers, psychiatrists and employers are all identified as having an important role.

The aim of the framework is to build the capacity and capability of leaders, and developing a workforce that is confident, competent, and committed to:

  • promoting good mental health across the population
  • preventing mental illness and suicide
  • improving the quality and length of life of people living with mental illness

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This report summarises the latest trends, research and developments on suicide prevention in England. This report:

  • calls on services to be more ambitious about suicide prevention, and challenge the assumption that suicide is inevitable
  • highlights 3 areas in England that have already adopted a zero suicide ambition
  • outlines how services can improve by adopting this new attitude and effective interventions

The annual report has been prepared with the input of leading experts in the field of suicide prevention, including the members of the National Suicide Prevention Strategy Advisory Group.

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This briefing summarises NICE's recommendations for local authorities and partner organisations on tackling the more direct causes of premature mortality.

It is particularly relevant to health and wellbeing boards and others with a responsibility for, or interest in, delivering the Department of Health's Public Health Outcomes Framework for England 2013 to 2016 and the government's call for action Living well for longer: a call to action to reduce avoidable premature mortality.

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The guideline is for commissioners, managers and health, social care and voluntary sector practitioners who deal with vulnerable people who may have health problems caused, or exacerbated, by living in a cold home.

It will also be of interest to clinicians and others involved with at-risk groups, housing and energy suppliers.

This guideline makes recommendations on how to reduce the risk of death and ill health associated with living in a cold home. The aim is to help:

  • Reduce preventable excess winter death rates.
  • Improve health and wellbeing among vulnerable groups.
  • Reduce pressure on health and social care services.
  • Reduce ‘fuel poverty’ and the risk of fuel debt or being disconnected from gas and electricity supplies
  • Improve the energy efficiency of homes.

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The Young People's Profiles allow areas to see how they perform against the national average and against other local areas when considering the key public health outcomes for young people. Baseline and trend information are provided where available. The Young People’s Profiles support Public Health England’s report, Improving young people’s health and wellbeing: a framework for public health which gives practical support to councillors, health and wellbeing boards, commissioners, and service providers.

The Young People's Profiles are displayed in four views:

The following guide shows you how to use the tool and explains its various features: Quick guide to using Young People's Profiles

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The Framework has been developed as a resource to enable local areas in the delivery of their public health role for young people. It poses questions for councillors, health and wellbeing boards, commissioners, providers and education and learning settings to help them support young people to be healthy and to improve outcomes for young people.

It focuses on 6 inter-connected principles, the core one being: Relationships with friends and family and a sense of belonging, are central to young people’s health and wellbeing; which is linked to the other five:

  • Accessing young people friendly services
  • Understanding young people’s changing health needs as they develop
  • Integrated services that meet needs holistically and that are centred on young people
  • Reduce health inequalities for those most in need by providing targeted services
  • A positive focus on what makes young people feel well and able to cope

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