please follow the link to view the full document :- PHNewsletter_01_2019Q4
Recently, the Public Health team hosted a Health & Wellbeing Development Day on ‘Supporting people to improve their health through health behaviour change’. On the day, 63 members of staff and volunteers attended from various organisations including Argyll and Bute HSCP and the third sector.
The aim of the day was to discuss: what is health behaviour change, what influences our health, why health behaviour change is so difficult, and some of the tools and techniques that can help make it easier to support people to make changes. Health Psychologists and NHS Education for Scotland introduced Behaviour Change Techniques and the MAP of behaviour change approach and training. Discussion groups introduced attendees to the various programmes and initiatives already running in Argyll & Bute including smoking cessation support, Alcohol Brief Interventions, weight management and physical activity.
Read our evaluation report to find out more about the day: Health Behaviour change event evaluation 12 Sept 19.
View the presentations from the day:
Welcome and introduction – Alison McGrory, Acting Associate Director Public Health (Argyll & Bute HSCP): 1. Opening presentation
An introduction to health behaviour change: first steps for us all? – Wendy Maltinsky, Chartered Health Psychologist/Lecturer/Diabetes Research Fellow (University of Stirling/University of the Highlands & Islands) & Jenny Dryden, Health Improvement Senior (Argyll and Bute HSCP): 2. An introduction to health behaviour change
Supporting behaviour change – what works? Effective conversations and MAP – Heather Connolly, Chartered Health Psychologist /Principal Educator for Health Improvement (NHS Education for Scotland): 3. MAP NHS Highland Sep194. Closing presentation
Supporting health behaviour change in Argyll & Bute: what next? – Jenny Dryden, Health Improvement Senior (Argyll & Bute HSCP): 4. Closing presentation
The Public Health team are also faciliating MAP of behaviour change skills workshops on the following dates. Click on the relevant link to book your place.
|30/01/20||Campbeltown Hospital||Argyll & Bute Public Health||https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/map-of-behaviour-change-training-campbeltown-tickets-83824949681|
|05/03/20||Cowal Hospital||Argyll & Bute Public Health||https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/map-of-behaviour-change-training-dunoon-tickets-83834381893|
For further information about the contents of this report, or about health behaviour change, please contact Jenny Dryden, Health Improvement Senior on email@example.com or 01546790043.
This year’s DPH annual report focuses on trends in populations, health and social inequity that have important implications for the delivery of health and social care services and can be found here :- DPH-Annual-Report-2019-and-appendices
In Argyll and Bute, many people are living with long-term health conditions, and many more are at risk of developing them. To help people deal with this, and to live the best and healthiest lives possible, we have developed the Living Well Strategy. The strategy focuses on supporting people to manage their own health, and supporting communities to build groups and networks which can link people together.
Everyone can benefit from Living Well activities and support, even those who are already living healthy lives. Living Well promotes community and information, as well as planning in advance for any health problems that might come up. This is not as a replacement for services, but rather helps to support services by building up people’s capacity to know and manage their own health.
The documents contributing to the Living Well Strategy, as well as the Strategy itself, can be found here.
The Public Health team is pleased to announce that a Health and Wellbeing Development Day on “Supporting people to improve their health through health behaviour change” will take place on 12th September 2019, at the Inveraray Inn, Inveraray.
You don’t need to be an expert to have a positive impact on someone’s lifestyle choices – many of us in our day to day work have the opportunity to talk with people about health behaviours and how they impact on health and wellbeing. Come along and join us in learning about the foundations of health behaviour change, the latest training opportunities, and explore how health behaviour change conversations might work in your role or organisation.
Please see poster for further information and booking details. Please send completed booking forms to High-UHB.ABHealthImprovement@nhs.net. We expect this event to be popular so book early to avoid disappointment.
Welcome to the Health and Wellbeing Annual Report. Here we highlight some of the important
work we have supported and delivered to enable people to lead longer, healthier lives in Argyll
and Bute throughout 2018-19.