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The week at PHE: online highlights, week beginning 7 September

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We’re pleased to bring you our round-up highlighting some of PHE’s online activity from the past week. Here’s your chance to catch up on what you might have missed including:


National Fitness Day
Wednesday was National Fitness Day and we posted a blog by @DrJV75, on engaging with sport and having fun. If you haven't seen it, take a look at our Everybody Active Every Day framework for action on physical activity.

Alcohol and drug recovery
This week we launched a new guide showing the benefits of involving recovering alcohol and drug users in the design and development of their own, and others, treatment and recovery. @Rosanna_OConnor blogged to expand the discussion on development of quality and effective services.

Looking ahead to the PHE 2015 conference
The annual Public Health England conference begins next week, Tuesday 15th September. The theme of this years even is 'Evidence into Action' and @ProfKevinFenton has blogged about what's in store. If you're not attending, please do follow proceedings by keeping up with this blog, checking our Twitter account @PHE_uk or getting involved using the #PHE2015 conference hashtag.

Dementia carers
This year's event is today, Sunday 13th September. There are around 550,000 dementia carers in the UK and it's estimated that 1 in 3 people will care for someone with dementia in their lifetime. Read dementia carer Susan's story.

Stoptober comedians

We are continuing to urge people to sign up to this years Stoptober and take part in the nation's biggest mass quitting event. You can sign up now for free support and exclusive content.

Climate change
PHE/NHS England's Sustainable Development Unit published a new report on Friday highlighting how the health sector is preparing to tackle climate change. Find out more about the work of the SDU on their website.

Suicide prevention
September 10th was World Suicide Prevention Day and to coincide with this we launched a new resource to help local areas prevent linked suicides. Please also read @ProfKevinFenton's blog from last year on why there’s a role for all of us in preventing suicide.

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