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This paper reviews the literature related to promoting young people’s mental health and early intervention in mental health problems. The scope of this literature review is wide, but has as its overall focus the mental health and well-being of 16 to 25-year-olds, including both mental health promotion to this age group, and early intervention when problems arise.  This resource should be of interest to anyone who works within young adults wellbeing and mental health fields.

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Public Health England presents a collection of Obesity (Adults) related data from a variety of resources covering a variety of population levels. To view this resource please click here:

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Public Health England presents a collection of obeisty related data from a variety of resources covering a variety of population levels. The data is broken into four main sections: Adults; Children; Physical Activity and Dietary  To access this page please click here:

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This report presents analysis of data from years 2006/07 until 2011/12 of National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) and describes the changes that have taken place across survey years in the body mass index (BMI) of children aged 4/5 and 10/11 years attending state maintained schools in England.Prevalence of obesity and mean BMI (adjusted for age) have been used to summarise the BMI of the child population by school year and sex. Analysis has also been conducted to examine changes across the BMI distribution, by level of socioeconomic deprivation, and by ethnic group.

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This is a collection of evidence that is supplemental and supportive to the JSNA Chapter: Emotional Health and Wellbeing. It brings together all the most relevant intelligence, research and evidence to ensure best practice in desicion making.

In depth analytical topic report from the Public Health Intelligence Team into Childhood Obesity within Farnworth, Bolton.

The purpose of this systematic review is to summarize the evidence of the effectiveness of school-based interventions in promoting physical activity and fitness in children and adolescents. The recommendations from this review is that ongoing physical activity promotion in schools should continue. To view click here:


This is Public Health Nice Guidance (PH 17).  The guidance is for all those who have a direct or indirect role in – and responsibility for – promoting physical activity for children and young people. This includes those working in the NHS, education, local authorities and the wider public, private, voluntary and community sectors. It will also be of interest to parents, grandparents and other carers (including professional carers), children and young people and other members of the public. It includes recommendations for schools, but does not make recommendations for the national curriculum. The recommendations relate to all children and young people up to the age of 18, including those with a medical condition or disability (except where clinical assessment or monitoring is required prior to and/or during physical activity). The guidance does not cover specialised services for children and young people with a disability. There is a specific focus on children aged 11 and under and girls aged 11 to 18.

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The JSNA Navigator - Children and Young People aims to take you directly to the data which you need when conducting a joint strategic needs assessment (JSNA) locally for children and young people. It is divided into five domains. Use the links below to access the data directly or click the subject heading or subtitle for more information about each domain.

Using the JSNA Navigator

  • This resource highlights only the key data which you are likely to need in undertaking a needs assessment. You may also have local data which you will want to include. 
  • There are many other indicators and resources available on ChiMat which will help you build a picture of your local area and place it in a broader context of policy, good practice and other guidance. 
  • Many of the resources available through ChiMat allow you to compare your area with others. 
  • Most links are to data contained within the ChiMat Data Atlas, which brings together a range of data and statistics on child and maternal health into one easily accessible hub. The Data Atlas helps you find and use the information and evidence you need to improve planning. The data are regularly updated as new releases become available.

This resource will be of use to anyone who is involved within the commissioning or design of children's services. The resource can be accessed by clicking here:

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