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 and Wellbeing
Posts about the work of the Health and Wellbeing directorate
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.
Our CEO Duncan Selbie reflects on the NHS Long Term Plan.
Find out more about the top 10 public health priorities within the NHS Long Term Plan.
Our latest assessment of the food industry’s progress towards meeting salt reduction targets shows a mixed picture. Find out more about the progress that has been made to date.
With long working hours and lengthy commutes, workplace health is an important issue for London’s employees and businesses. PHE London’s most recent Employee Health and Wellbeing report outlines some of the major issues in more detail and we explain them in this blog.
The first update to our Health Profile for England report sets out the most comprehensive picture of the health of the population, as well as future trends, and forecasting what the story might look like in years to come.