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Disability category: Mental ill health

Soc&Env: Evidence and best practice supporting people with health conditions to find and stay in employment

As the population ages, and the state pension age increases, supporting people with long-term conditions in the workplace will become increasingly important.   The Work Foundation’s submission to the Health Committee in 2013 estimated that approximately 21 million people of working-age will have at least one long-term condition by 2030. [30]  Evidence suggests that personalised, tailored …

Soc&Env: Health and wellbeing impacts of payday lenders

Payday loan shops provide high-interest, short-term loans for people needing money to tide them over for short periods. Links have been established between severe debt and poor mental health, between debt and suicide, and debt and substance misuse.   The scientific literature has examined the links between debt and health specifically shows that: access to …

Soc&Env: Health and wellbeing impacts of betting shops

Research suggests that gambling may be harmful for some people, by exacerbating financial vulnerability and worsening mental health problems through addictive behaviour. However, it is not a harmful activity for everyone who takes part. Harm from gambling is not restricted to those who are very heavy or frequent gamblers, it also affects people who are …

Soc&Env: Health and wellbeing impacts of the night-time economy

The night-time economy can have a positive and negative impact on health and wellbeing. Pubs and bars can act as hubs of community life, providing a space to socialise, promoting social interaction and reducing isolation (which can contribute to poor mental health).  On the other hand, these venues can also contribute to noise, litter, harmful …

Soc&Env: Local inequalities data on community cohesion by disability

Disabled residents in Hackney were more likely to express dissatisfaction with the local area in the 2015 survey than residents as a whole (12% compared to 6% of all respondents) and they are also more likely to perceive that the area has not improved over the past five years (22% of disabled residents, compared to …

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 …

L&B: Local inequalities data by Disability

At national level, disabled people are half as likely as non-disabled people to be physically active. Only one in four people with a learning disability take part in physical activity each month, compared to over half of those without a learning disability. We also know that health outcomes associated with physical inactivity are much more …

L&B: Smoking: Hackney stop smoking services

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 …

L&B: Smoking: Evidence treatment, care and support

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 …

L&B: Smoking: Local data by Disability 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 …