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Health and Wellbeing

Posts about the work of the Health and Wellbeing directorate

Recovery from drug dependency: where next?

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Today Public Health England published national drug treatment statistics for adults in 2012-13. They show that treatment continues to perform well overall and that, within the context of declining prevalence, the numbers in treatment are falling.  Access remains quick and …

Promoting wellbeing and mental health: what's next?

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The well-known US psychologist, Ed Diener, once complained his professors wouldn't let him study happiness – depression yes, but happiness? Never. To me, that sums up the traditional focus we've had on mental illness. Of course that's important, but it …