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Disability category: Mental ill health

CYP: Best Start in Life: Causes and Risk Factors: Maternal mental health

Pregnant people with mental health problems have an increased risk of obstetric complications, preterm labour and lower infant birthweight.  The children of those who are stressed or anxious during pregnancy are more likely to be anxious themselves, or have symptoms of attention deficit or hyperactivity.  Maternal depression during the early years of a child’s life …

What stop smoking services are available in Hackney?

The main components of the SSS delivered in Hackney since 2014 (commissioned by the council’s Public Health Team) are described in Figure 1. The community outreach and hospital in-reach service provides support for priority groups who are the most likely to smoke and/or at increased risk of the harms from smoking – including certain minority …

How should we provide treatment, care and support for smokers

Targeted, high quality SSS are a key component of cost-effective tobacco control strategies at local and national level, and essential to the reduction of health inequalities. Research shows that people who access evidence-based SSS are four times as likely to quit as if they tried to go it alone. Recommendations on delivery of SSS from …

How does smoking vary by disability and long-term condition in the City?

In the City of London, GP recorded smoking prevalence rates are much lower, but Figure 1 shows that similar patterns to Hackney can still be seen in those with active asthma (similar rates to those without) and those with SMI (higher smoking prevalence rates than those without). Learning disability data has been suppressed due to …

How does smoking vary by disability and long-term condition in Hackney?

Figure 1 presents GP recorded smoking prevalence in Hackney for a selection of different disability/long-term illness groups.  The figure shows that those with active asthma are equally likely to smoke as those without, those with a learning disability recorded by their GP are less likely to smoke, and those with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)[1] are …

Smoking – Introduction

Significant progress has been made in tackling smoking in recent years, with prevalence (or rates of smoking) in England now at the lowest level for 50 years, at 17%. Despite this, smoking remains a leading cause of preventable disease and death and is one of the most significant factors contributing to health inequalities. Every year, …