The current COVID-19 pandemic will amplify the health risks from heat. Equally, in the context of the pandemic, we will need to take actions differently to prevent heat related harm to health. Find out more about PHE's heatwave plans for 2020.
Health and Wellbeing
Posts about the work of the Health and Wellbeing directorate
PHE are leading the work to support the population’s mental health through COVID-19. This blog sets out PHE’s local and national approach to dealing with the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and wellbeing
Staying at home during Ramadan will play an important part in the nation’s effort to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). That’s the message from health experts and Muslim leaders as communities across England prepare to celebrate the holy month.
The latest edition of Health Matters focuses on smoking among the population of people living with a broad range of mental health conditions. Read this blog for a summary of the full edition's content.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Find out about a ground-breaking trial of an innovative, specialist form of employment support designed to help people move from substance misuse treatment into employment.
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.