Should the NHS become more of a lifestyle coach to tackle unhealthy living? – Healthwatch

Healthwatch poll of over 2000 UK adults about their confidence in the ability of services to meet their needs today and in 20-30 years’ time.  Positively, 61% of respondents are confident that NHS and social care services are currently able

Risky drinking in North West school children and its consequences: A study of fifteen and sixteen year olds – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

A study of 9,833 15-16 year old school children in the North West, examining relationships between risky drinking behaviours (binge drinking, frequent drinking, drinking in public places) and demographics, income, leisure activities and access to alcohol. Negative consequences of risky

An overview of reviews: the effectiveness of interventions to address loneliness at all stages of the life-course – What Works Wellbeing

The review sought to address the question: What is the effectiveness of interventions to alleviate loneliness in people of all ages across the lifecourse? The results from controlled study designs in community settings and care homes showed no effect of interventions

North West Alcohol Information: Fact Sheet 1: Tolerance and Perceptions of Drinking – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This Fact Sheet examines public tolerance and perceptions of alcohol and harm before reviewing the evidence on the true alcohol burden. It then highlights the effect of interventions (such as education) that aim to change tolerance and perceptions, which are

North West Alcohol Information: Fact Sheet 2: Alcohol Availability to Underage Drinkers – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Preventing alcohol misuse by children is a public health priority. Consumption doubled in the last 15 years with the greatest rise in those under 15 years old. Children who abuse alcohol before 15 years are four times more likely to

North West Alcohol Information: Fact Sheet 3: Cheaply Available Alcohol, Irresponsible Promotions and Deep Discounting – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Alcohol sales generate £7.9bn annually for the Government, while £20bn is spent on alcohol-related illness, crime and debilitation. The cost of alcohol has remained relatively constant since 1996, but in reality became cheaper as income increased. This relative decrease is

North West Alcohol Information: Fact Sheet 4: Restricted Drinking in Public Places – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Public drunkenness and rowdiness were perceived as a problem by a quarter of people in England and Wales in their local area in 2006/07, as they can lead to a range of harms experienced both by individuals and communities. Designated Public

North West Alcohol Information: Fact Sheet 5: Strengthened Action on Drink Driving North West – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Alcohol was linked with 14,380 road casualties (6% of all road traffic accidents or RTAs), 1,960 serious injuries and 540 deaths (17% of all road deaths) in 2006. While the number of people killed or seriously injured from drink-driving in

STAD in Europe (SiE): Process and outcome evaluation of Wrexham’s Drink Less Enjoy More intervention – Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute

The SiE project aims to reduce binge drinking and associated harms in young people, through the development of locally tailored community based interventions designed to tackle heavy episodic drinking in different drinking environments. The project is based on the original

A connected society: A strategy for tackling loneliness: Laying the foundations for change – Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

This strategy sets out the approach to tackling loneliness in England. It marks a shift in the way we see and act on loneliness, both within government and in society more broadly. The strategy looks at what can be done to

North West Alcohol Information: Fact Sheet 6: Licensing Hours and Density – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Factsheet that finds that: There are 122,900 premises licensed to sell alcohol in England and Wales (4.1% of these are licensed to sell alcohol for 24 hours). Density of licensed premises increases alcohol consumption and related harm: in Los Angeles a 1% increase

North West Alcohol Information: Fact Sheet 7: Reducing Alcohol Content in Drinks – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Factsheet that finds that: The development of drinks with a higher alcohol content, a trend towards larger servings and consumer choice have contributed to increased consumption. In Britain, wines of 9%ABV (alcohol by volume; formerly average strength wines) are now classed as low-alcohol

Preston Nightsafe Conditional Caution Alcohol Awareness Pilot Project: Process Evaluation Final Report – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Publc Health

Alcohol misuse has been identified as a prominent cause of health inequalities, crime and social disorder in Preston. To address these harms, to reduce future re-offending and to reduce health and criminal justice costs there have been strong recommendations for

Needs Assessment with Homeless Drug & Alcohol Users in Liverpool – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

The primary aim of this needs assessment was to gather information on the service users demographic profile, drug use and health profile and most importantly their health and social needs both within the context of their substance use and from

Alcohol in Business and Commerce Survey: Workplace Alcohol Questionnaire: 2007 – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Excessive alcohol consumption has a major impact on the workplace and the wider economy through problems such as reduced performance and productivity, increased absence, accidents, inability to work and premature deaths (Strategy Unit, 2003). To investigate the impact of alcohol

Enhanced Surveillance of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Cheshire and Merseyside Mid Year 2007 – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Report commissioned by the Cheshire and Merseyside primary care trusts to use for assessing local epidemiology and to measure performance against targets in order to improve monitoring, planning and interventions for sexual health promotion and treatment and care services.  

Investigating drinking behaviours and alcohol knowledge amongst people resident in Linacre and Derby: An updated evaluation of It’s Your Choice. Interim Report – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

To address high levels of alcohol consumption and associated harm amongst residents of Derby and Linacre wards, NHS Sefton delivered a health intervention campaign entitled It’s Your Choice between September and November 2010. The campaign targeted residents of Linacre and

An exploration of the issues experienced by, and needs of, young people who are homeless or vulnerably housed in Liverpool – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This study explored the issues, and needs, of young people (aged under 25 years old) who were homeless, vulnerably housed or exiting care in Liverpool. Issues relating to accommodation, drug and alcohol use, the influence of peers and support from

Review of alcohol-related harm in Wigan and Leigh – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

An estimated 1.55 million people in England drink at harmful levels and a further 6.6 million drink hazardously 1 . In Wigan, alcohol consumption is particularly high (NWPHO, 2007). Approximately a quarter of the population is reported to drink at

Evaluation of The Rapid Access Homeless Outreach Service – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

The Rapid Access Homeless Outreach Service is a low threshold service commissioned to engage ‘hard to reach’ substance users in treatment, principally aimed at homeless drug and alcohol users. This report evaluated the effectiveness of the open access service at