At the Centre for Health and Development (CHAD), we are working with Public Health England to evaluate peoples experiences of the online Heart Age Test (HAT). The evaluation will be carried out by Victoria Riley, Prof. Chris Gidlow, Assistant Prof. Rachel Povey and Sophia Fedorowicz and involves members of the public taking part in an…Details
Call for research participants: How did you experience being assessed for risk of suicide by your GP?
Every year around 800 000 people die by suicide and about 16 million attempt to end their lives. Almost 90% of people who die by suicide are in contact with their GP in the year before their death providing opportunities for suicide prevention. So, if so many people are going to their GP seeking support…Details
Not All Roofs Are the Same This blog post written by Elena Zwirner, a behavioural ecologist interested in when and why pro-sociality – the tendency to help others – arises, and how it is maintained in a population. Her research paper Neighbourhood wealth, not urbanicity, predicts prosociality towards strangers was recently published by the Royal…Details
Working with academics: from the perspective of Expert Citizen Phil Parkes In this blog Phil Parkes, Volunteer Coordinator for Expert Citizens, discusses how his experiences have changed his mind set about working with academics to achieve systems change. Phil has worked on many projects with Staffordshire University staff, the Centre for Health and Development and…Details
World Suicide Prevention Day, “Working together to prevent suicide”, September 10th, 2020 Every year 800 000 people die by suicide, this equals one person every 40 seconds. In addition to this, for every person who dies by suicide, 25 people will attempt to end their own life. Each of these statistics represent someone’s friends, child,…Details
Having a Voice: Homelessness in Stoke-on-Trent This blog post written by CHAD team members Aman Mankoo and Elliott Phillips provides a summary of the 2018 study ‘Having a voice’ by Massie, Machin, McCormack and Kurth. This study provides a snapshot of homelessness within Stoke-on-Trent and offers insights from both stakeholders and people experiencing homelessness, such…Details