Evaluation of the heart age test (HAT)

Evaluation of the heart age test (HAT) July 2021 Dr Victoria Riley, Sophia Fedorowicz, Professor Chris Gidlow. This report summarises the findings from an evaluation of the heart age test (HAT), conducted by the Centre for Health and Development, in collaboration with Public Health England. The HAT is an online test to indicate an individual’s…

Women’s experiences of Covid-19 restrictions during pregnancy and postpartum: “the isolation, [that] was the hardest”

Women’s experiences of Covid-19 restrictions during pregnancy and postpartum: “the isolation, [that] was the hardest” Written by Victoria Riley The death toll resulting from the coronavirus (COVID) pandemic has now exceeded 4 million people worldwide (4,002,209; 09/07/2021; www.covid19.who.int/). Restrictions imposed on everyone have been incredibly challenging with considerable changes to life as we once knew.…

Young People and Self-harm

Data collected by Public Health England (PHE) show that Stoke-on-Trent had a significantly higher rate of hospital admissions of self-harm for 15-19 year olds and 20-24 year olds compared with the national average in 2016/17. Moreover, compared to its statistical nearest neighbours, Stoke-on-Trent had the highest rate of hospital admissions of self-harm for 15-19 year…

CHAD Research Seminar Wednesday October 30th

The latest CHAD Research Seminar will take place on Wednesday October 30th. The presenters are: Mike Oliver: Does taking meaningful lunch breaks at work make a difference to your psychosocial health? Sophia Fedorowicz: Suicide Prevention: An Expert by Experience Perspective. The seminar will take place in Ashley Building, LT011, Leek Road Campus, Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent,…

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Conference

The Centre for Health and Development (CHAD) at Staffordshire University hosted a conference on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), in partnership with Stoke-on-Trent City Council and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner Staffordshire. The event took place on Wednesday, 20 November 2019 at the Leek Road Campus, Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent. Following presentation of CHADs…