Illnesses, particularly chronic non-communicable diseases, are crippling individuals, the National Health Service, and the economy. The good news? We already know what works to reduce this burden of illness and disease.
In Health is an investment not a cost, founder and director of C3 Collaborating for Health, Christine Hancock, outlines the substantial evidence available indicating the benefits of health and prevention. Examples from C3’s global work, including with businesses, workplaces, communities, and health professionals, illustrate ways we can make it easier for people to live healthier lives by focusing on just three risk factors.
If attention to wellbeing starts in childhood, we may, in the future, overcome some of the health challengest that we face today. But how do you promote wellbeing for children?
Wellbeing People, Golding Vision and the RBLI looked to The Hazlitt Theatre’s Manager Martin Cleverley for a fun solution.
An animation series called ‘Eddie and Friends’ was born; an interactive, educational resource aimed at preschool children, it address early years issues on hydration, nutrition and inclusivity. Early years professionals have been involved in the project and the DVDs are engaging and enable preschool age children to learn in a fun and non-threatening way. The third in the series called ‘Disability Eddie’ even featured a celebrity voice over with Baroness Grey-Thompson as Tammi the tortoise!
This innovative proof of concept project seeks to use a new approach to tackling obesity. Commissioned by Kent County Council, for whom reducing incidents of obesity is a major public health objective, the project is being undertaken in the Maidstone Borough by Wellbeing People with support from a number of partners including Golding Homes.