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Health and Wellbeing

Posts about the work of the Health and Wellbeing directorate

Prioritising mental health

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.

Health Matters: Preventing STIs

The latest edition of Health Matters, PHE's professional resource, focuses on the prevention of 5 common sexually transmitted infections (STIs), the public health challenge of antimicrobial resistant STIs, and the commissioning and improvement of sexual health services. This blog provides a summary of the full edition's content.

Making progress on the prevention agenda in mental health

The Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health marked the first time local and national government agencies came together with organisations across the health and care sector to make prevention a priority for mental health. This blog looks at how it has helped different organisations tackle mental health across the country.