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Changes Bristol is launching a mental health peer support group for women of colour, to provide a safe space to connect, share and feel empowered by a supportive community. Anyone over 18 who identifies as part of this community is welcome to attend. Chan...

The pandemic continues to be extremely challenging for people living with dementia and their carers, family and friends.Southern Brooks, along with several local partner organisations, have organised support groups for people with dementia and their carer...

If you asked most people in Bristol what kind of birds, animals and insects can be found in their garden or surrounding green spaces, chances are they wouldn’t be able to tell you. But a group of enthusiastic locals in South Bristol are hoping to in...

As the holiday season is quickly approaching, it is important for people to be mindful and take care of their mental health during what can be for some, a stressful and anxious time. The Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (ED HIT) has created a cale...

Bristol Somali Youth Voice and the Bristol Somali Forum have produced a report looking at the impact of COVID-19 on Bristol's Somali community. The report includes case studies and survey results which reveal how the pandemic has made the challenges and i...

A survey done of 19 dementia services across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire has revealed the difficulties they have faced between May – July 2020. Issues around patient and carer safety were a key challenge for many care ho...

Researchers from NIHR ARC West and the University of Bristol have contributed to the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) ‘Eight Investments That Work for Physical Activity‘, released today. The #8Investments is a concise roa...

Thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund, the Bristol Ageing Better programme has secured an extension to continue working across the city to make Bristol a more inclusive place for older people. The success of the programme is down to the dedicated...

Researchers at University of Bristol are looking to speak to men and women who are close to retirement age, or who have recently retired, who do not currently do a lot of walking, to understand what would make it easier for them to walk more often. They a...

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is even more important to highlight and share sources of support and advice for people who have eating disorders, eating issues and other health conditions. Led by our PPI leads, the EDHIT team has produ...

Bristol Health Partners held its annual Health Integration Team (HIT) Conference as an entirely virtual event this year because of the pandemic. The event, “COVID-19 Call to Action: What else can we achieve in health and social care?”, took place b...

The 2020 Bristol Health Partners Health Integration Team Conference took place as a virtual event over the course of four days (28 September - 1 October 2020). More information on the speakers and sessions can be found here.Presentations from the event an...

A free online festival exploring the many faces of grief will take place for the first time this October (30th to November 1st), reaching thousands of people all over the UK. Broadcast from a studio in Bristol, Good Grief will include 70 events exploring...

Take part in the #WhoseBristol? social survey to help community organisations across the city, Bristol City Council and the University of Bristol understand how to make Bristol work better for us all. The survey takes only 15 minutes and you have a chance...

Professor Selena Gray is Co-Director of our Active People: Promoting Healthy Life Expectancy (APPHLE) HIT and a Professor of Public Health at the University of West of England (UWE). She is the co-author of this blog which was first published as a bmj opi...

Dr Suzanne Audrey is a Co-Director of our Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team (SHINE HIT) and a senior research fellow in public health at the University of Bristol. She has an interest in the benefits that walk...

With more people taking an interest in being more active and looking at ways to help tackle climate change, active travel in the form of walking, cycling and scooting has become very popular. Our Supporting Healthy and Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments...

Karen Lloyd, Co-Director of our Active Older People Health Integration Team (APPHLE HIT) and Bristol manager for Active Ageing has shared her recommendations for walking routes in and around Bristol.There have been more people embracing the opportunity to...

Marcus Grant, a health and spatial planning specialist, is a member of the Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team (SHINE HIT) and an Expert Advisor to WHO's European Healthy City Network, and was involved in the de...

The rheumatology service teams from University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust and North Bristol NHS Trust have been awarded 'Best Practice' awards by the British Society of Rheumatology (BSR).The awards celebrate an innovative or parti...

Stephen Hill (70) is one of our STROKE Health Integration Team (HIT) Co-Directors and lead for public involvement in research. He is also a public contributor on the Bristol Health Partners executive committee. Stephen is a stroke survivor who defied the...

The report, Decarbonising Transport – Setting the Challenge, outlines the government’s latest intentions to tackle climate change through drastic transport changes. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps states that 2020 will be the year that the governme...

Three of Bristol Health Partners (BHP) Health Integration Teams (HITs) will receive a further £30,000 in funding from Above & Beyond to help improve the health and quality of life of Bristol communities. In 2019, Above & Beyond secured independent...

Martha has been part of the HIT since 2016 and her contribution has been extremely valuable to the team's work on improving support for people with psychosis. Here, she reflects on her time with the HIT.

The work of our Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration team (SHINE HIT) co-director Dr Suzanne Audrey has made a direct impact on Bristol's Transport Strategy, which was finalised and adopted in 2019.

Researchers at the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Evaluation of Interventions and NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) West have found that a new pilot service in South Gloucestershire is helping patients with chronic pain reduce their use o...

An additional 20 minutes of commuting each working day is equivalent to a 19% annual pay cut when it comes to measuring how satisfied people say they are with their jobs, a new study has found.

A Government initiative to make it easier for people to locate and access greenspaces has launched today with the release of a new database and interactive digital map identifying accessible recreational and leisure greenspace in Great Britain.

Bristol City Council is asking for the public’s views on proposals to simplify the way people in the city can access information and advice on achieving healthy lifestyles.

From 8–12 May Bristol will be marking Mental Health Awareness Week with Five Days of Wellbeing. The week will raise awareness about the little things that we can do every day to improve our mental and emotional health.

About a quarter of girls in care have low well-being and feel the stigma of care more deeply than do boys according to a new study, announced today, which set out to understand what well-being means to looked after children.

Bristol Mental Health (BMH) is setting up a new choir called Just Sing! Everyone is welcome to come along. The choir is for people of all ages, with no auditions or performances.

Wellbeing practitioners at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have created a series of animated videos for students to help them manage some of the typical difficulties, like anxiety and exam worries, they seek help for.

The public are being invited to take part in a pop-up talk show, Talkaoke, to mark this year’s World Mental Health Day, which is designed to end the stigma around mental health.

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust​ (UHBristol) has achieved Workplace Wellbeing Charter accreditation. The Workplace Wellbeing Charter is a nationally recognised award open to public, private and voluntary sector organisations of any size...

A new mental health and wellbeing festival is coming to Bristol in the autumn, which aims to bring people together for positive conversations and to make the city happier and healthier.

Bristol City Council has some money to make small improvements to walking and cycling routes. Fixing small things can make a big difference - bugbears are the small irritating things that hinder your cycling and walking through Bristol.

Happy City have launched the Happiness Pulse, a new low cost way of collecting detailed information about wellbeing which can be used to help understand the wellbeing needs and strengths of Bristol people.

Bristol’s health and care community are showing their support for the city’s 20mph speed limits as the council debates the issue today (15 March). A public petition supporting the speed limits, which received more than 4,100 signatures from people in Bri...

Bristol Health Partners Health Integration Teams (HITs) have made a joint response to the West of England's joint spatial plan consultation. In response to housing pressure in the Avon sub-region, the area’s four local authorities, Bristol, North Somer...

A ground breaking new book, the Routledge Handbook of Planning for Health and Wellbeing, is launching on 2 July. Aimed at decision-makers in control of urban planning and transport policy, this handbook is co-authored by SHINE HIT's Marcus Grant.

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