Areas Of Health Promotion

Our Project focus within six main areas

Healthy Weight
Maintaining a healthy weight brings a range of health benefits. As well as making us feel better, it also means that we are less likely to develop not only cancer, but also other chronic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Stop Smoking
Trends show that although the proportion of people smoking is decreasing, just under a quarter of adults in England are still regular smokers and hospital admissions relating to smoking are increasing every year.

Substance misuse
Substance misuse is the continued use of drugs or alcohol despite negative consequences to the individual using, their friends, family and the community. All substance use has the potential to cause health, social and criminal consequences. The most commonly used substances are alcohol, nicotine and cannabis, others include stimulants such as amphetamine, opiates such as heroin and depressants such as valium. Substance misuse can have severe consequences to the individuals physical and mental health, it can lead to family breakdown, financial difficulty, homelessness, arrest, unemployment and in some instances death.

Sexual health
The promotion of sexual health should enhance sexual and emotional well-being and help people to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and unwanted pregnancy. Sexual health includes a broad range of important health issues, many of which are considered priorities for the NHS.

Mental Health
Mental ill-health covers a wide range of problems, from worries and grief that we all experience as part of everyday life to more serious problems, such as schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder.
They can affect anyone, of any background, at any time of their life and may also have an impact on the people around them, such as family and friends.

Domestic Violence
People often think of domestic violence as physical abuse but it can also apply to verbal, sexual or emotional harassment. It usually takes place in the home and anyone can be a victim - men, women, children and elderly people.
One in five women and one in ten men have suffered the use of physical
force by a partner or former partner at some time since the age of 16.

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