Ethnic inequalities in health: Drivers and positive actions to reduce disparity

Date:     Wednesday, 25th November 2020

Time:     10am – 12pm 

This is an online event via Zoom; joining instructions will be sent following registration via Eventbrite.

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The aim of this masterclass is to provide an overview of the contextual backdrop of ethnic inequalities in health and to draw on case examples to share practices that have helped address important dimensions of ethnic disparity in health. The masterclass will be Chaired by Cllr Tim Hutchings, Cabinet Member for Public Health & Prevention, Hertfordshire County Council. 


Dr Daksha Trivedi – Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Research in Public Health and Community Care (CRIPACC); Co-chair Hertfordshire Public Health Connect Strategic Group

Dr Shivani Sharma – Head of Psychology Division; Executive Lead EDI; Health inequalities researcher (University of Herts)

Faizal Hakim – Equalities & Diversity Manager, Hertfordshire County Council

Victoria Gabrel – Programs Manager, Black Thrive, Lambeth

Iffat Tejani – Cycle leader and participant, Stanmore Jafferys Ladies Cycling and Watford Cycle Hub

Caroline Roche – Sports and Physical Activity Development Manager, Watford Borough Council

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Health Inequalities Q&A padlet

 What can be done about childhood obesity? A Hertfordshire systems approach

Date: Thursday 30th July 2020
Time: 10am – 12pm

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This Masterclass will focus on the factors that influence obesity, the opportunities to address excess weight and how we can engage across the County to find effective solutions, and will give you the opportunity to consider and discuss areas addressed.


Professor Wendy Wills – Director of the Centre for Research in Public Health and Community Care, UH and NIHR East of England ARC theme lead for ‘Prevention and Early Detection in Health and Social Care’

Jen Beer, Health Improvement Lead – Children and Young People, Hertfordshire County Council, Public Health team; and

Faith Eddleston, Health Improvement Lead – Whole Systems Obesity, Hertfordshire County Council, Public Health team..

Stuart King – CEO & Head of Distraction, BeeZee Bodies

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Dear Colleagues, please use the following link and password to access the Zoom recording of the ‘What can be done about childhood obesity? A Hertfordshire systems approach’ master class which was held on Thursday 30th July 2020. Apologies for the initial difficulties experienced with the changing of the slides – this does settle during the course of the recording which also has the comments which were posted in the ‘chat’ facility throughout the event.

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The Dark Side of Appearance: Body Image Disorders, Exercise Addiction and the Use of Enhancement Drugs

Wednesday 9 October 2019

University of Hertfordshire – Russell Lane Campus A161, Lindop Building, College Lane, Hatfield AL10 9AB

*Tea & coffee from 1.30pm –2pm

Masterclass between: 2pm –4pm

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Public Health: What Next?

Date:     Wednesday 12th June 2019

Time:   14:00 – 16:00 [registration and refreshments from 13:30]

Venue:  Hutton Hall [Hutton Hub], College Lane, University of Hertfordshire

Chair:    Councillor Tim Hutchings, Executive Member for Public Health and Prevention, Hertfordshire County Council


University of Hertfordshire and HCC Public Health Master Class, ‘Inclusion Health’

Date: Wednesday, 13 February 2019 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Chaired by: University of Hertfordshire College Lane, Hatfield, AL10 9AB

Across the Life course: Looking at Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Questioning (LGBTQ) Lives

Date: Tuesday 9 October 2018 1.30pm – 4.00pm

Chaired by: Professor Jim McManus Director of Public Health, HCC

*Tea & coffee from 1pm

HCC & UH Master Class: Student Wellbeing

Date: Monday, 19 Febuary

Chaired by: Jackie Kelly – Dean of School of Health & Social Work

UH Wellbeing Team

Lena Kloos and Geri Ward (School of Education)

Mental wellbeing interventions, working with crisis and the importance of early intervention and partnership working.

Learning outcomes:
  • Importance of working with students and partners
  • Whole service approach to intervention
  • Loneliness and the importance of interventio

UH Education Team

Amanda Clark, Graça Martins and Chris Collins

Staff in the school of education identified a need to enhance student engagement and experience with their studies. It was felt that some students required support to develop their confidence particularly at points of transition. A range of strategies were introduced over the last 2 or 3 years. These will be discussed in the session.

Learning outcomes:
  • The strategies used support student well-being and the development of their confidence and resilience
  • These ideas can be adapted and transferred into other setting

UH Health and Social Work Team

Dr Audrey Campbell, Liz Simon and Julie Vuolo

Health and Social Care Resilience Project
Staff in HSK initially undertook a project to foster student resilience through an evidence based intervention. As part of the evaluation of the project we have found that we need to understand more about what is needed prior to extending the work.

Learning outcomes:
  • Understanding of the implementation and evaluation of an evidence based project intervention on building on resilience
  • Findings, thinking and planning for the next stages

HCC Public Health

Jen Beer (Health Improvement Lead – Children and Young People), and
Rob Bacon (Health Improvement Lead – Sexual Health)

Promoting and sharing advice about good mental health for students and young people, and how Public Health can help. An overview of how Public Health and the University have worked together on promoting Sexual Health for students and young people.

Learning outcomes:

Children and Young people

  • Present key local and national data and information on mental health and wellbeing nationally and in Herts
  • What works to prevent mental ill health
  • What works to promote mental health and wellbeing
  • What are the differences between boys and girls

Sexual Health

  • Present local and national data and information on sexual health both nationally and in Herts
  • Priorities and key sexual health messages
  • What works – engaging with young people and the student population

Recovery: a paradigm shift in Mental Health

Date: 22 May 2018

Chair: Dr Audrey Campbell, Principal Lecturer Mental Health University of Hertfordshire

Mental Health recovery represents a paradigm shift from the medical model towards a more holistic approach of collaboration with the individual, based on the belief and considerable evidence of the strengths of people experiencing mental ill health and of adequate psychological and social support. The speakers will address the case for mediation in families, shared decision making as co-production in mental health interventions, working with hope and education as a part of personal and organisational change.

Hope has been recently recognized as a major factor in many health fields, particularly in the recovery journey of people with mental illnesses. During this presentation, the meaning of hope, the various definitions and different contextual models of hope will be presented. We will continue with a short review of research conducted about hope with a focus on Mental Health, and we will conclude with a practical approach for clinicians and professionals about ways to incorporate hope into their practice.

Learning Outcomes:

1.Update knowledge of innovative recovery key concepts and practices

2.Making sense of lived experience of mental ill health and its implications for recovery work

3.Update knowledge on innovations in education of recovery and personal and organisational impact

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Part 2:

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