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Health and Wellbeing

Posts about the work of the Health and Wellbeing directorate

Can we build healthier, more resilient and connected communities?

Whether we live in cities or towns, rural or coastal areas, the communities we live in really matter for our wellbeing. Find out how PHE's suite of resources can help you take forward community-centred approaches to health and wellbeing.

Prioritising mental health

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Mental health and mental illness have an impact on all of us, either directly or indirectly – whilst we can all benefit from having good mental health, 1 in 6 adults experienced a common mental health problem in the last week. This blog covers the ways in which PHE is prioritising improving mental health and the lives of people living with mental illness.

Moving forward from the prescription medicines review

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: Health and Wellbeing, Reducing preventable deaths

PHE has published the first ever evidence review of dependence and withdrawal problems associated with five commonly prescribed classes of medicines in England. Find out more in this blog about what this means for patients and what needs to be done.