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The week at PHE: Online highlights, week beginning 16 May

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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:

Mental health

This week was Mental Health Awareness Week and we published a variety of information and tools including:

Standard packaging of tobacco

Standard packaging of tobacco came into force on Friday. This is a fabulous result which will protect generations to come against harm caused by smoking.

Giving every child the best start in life

Have you taken a look at the latest edition of Health Matters? This edition looks at how we can give every child the best start in life and as always links to a range of data, tools and information for professionals.

Active travel: a briefing for local authorities

This week we published a briefing for transport planners and public health practitioners setting out the benefits of active travel.

Teenage mothers and young fathers

Like all parents, teenage mothers and young fathers want to do the best for their children and whilst a good proportion manage well; many young parents’ health, education and economic outcomes remain disproportionately poor. Read our new blog about giving teenage parents the support they need which accompanied the launch of a teenage mothers and young fathers support framework to assist commissioners and service providers.

Partnerships and investment in the voluntary sector

This week we (working with the Department of Health and NHS England) published a review looking at how voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations contribute to wellbeing, health and care.


PHE Harlow

We recently held an exhibition in Harlow, showcasing our plans to develop a national hub for public health science. You can find out more about the plans using this visual guide to PHE Harlow

One You campaign

We’ve been working with Southampton FC and talkSPORT to provide useful tips on living healthily. Take a look at this new video which sees talkSPORT pundit Danny Higginbotham discussing healthy eating with Southampton FC Club Nutritionist, Mike Naylor.

Fit for the future: public health people

This week we published a review of the public health workforce future capabilities and skills.


This week was Dementia Awareness Week – the video above features a number of experts discussing dementia risk factors. Find out more in our recent edition of Health Matters on ‘midlife approaches to reduce dementia risk’

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