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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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
- 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.
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