Public Engagement Survey on Health and Wellbeing during Coronavirus Measures – Week 62

Public Health Wales conducted a public engagement telephone survey to ask members of the public in Wales how coronavirus and related control measures are affecting their health and wellbeing. Survey reports aimed to provide data representative of the Welsh population and data are adjusted to represent the Welsh population by age, sex and deprivation.

Authors: Karen Hughes, Sara Wood+ 1 more
, Mark Bellis

Health Needs Assessment: COVID-19 and its impact on Children and Young People’s Experience of Violence and ACEs

This research, delivered by the Wales Violence Prevention Unit with funding from Public Health Wales, highlights how COVID-19 has resulted in many challenges for children and young people, including changes to routine, disruption to education and a reduction in access to support services and social activities. Evidence indicates that these challenges, together with other factors such as home life and existing wellbeing concerns, will likely have increased the risk of exposure to violence and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), particularly among the most vulnerable children and young people.

Authors: Katie Creswell, Emma Barton+ 3 more
, Lara Snowdon, Annemarie Newbury, Laura Cowley

International Horizon Scanning and Learning to Inform Wales’ COVID-19 Public Health Response and Recovery – 10 June 2021

The International Horizon Scanning and Learning work stream was initiated as a product of, and to inform upon, the evolving COVID-19 public health response and recovery plans in Wales. It focuses on COVID-19 international evidence, experience, measures and transition/recovery approaches, to understand and explore solutions for addressing the on-going and emerging health, wellbeing, social and economic impacts (potential harms and benefits).
Topics of focus are:
COVID-19 vaccine uptake across the world
Re-opening policies
Country insight: India

Authors: Mark Bellis, Mariana Dyakova+ 1 more
, Anna Stielke

Children and young people’s mental well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic

Spending time outside, keeping physically active, engaging in creative activities and hobbies, establishing routines, maintaining contact with friends online and being aware of the nature of Coronavirus and how to prevent its spread all helped reduce the negative mental health impacts of the pandemic.

Authors: Externally Commissioned Report, Nerys Edmunds

Health visitor enquiry about caregivers’ adverse childhood experiences (ACEs): Key learning from a pilot evaluation

This report considers the feasibility and acceptability of ACE enquiry within routine health visiting contacts, from both the practitioner and service user perspective, and examines the impact of the implemented enquiry model on practitioner awareness and skills, the service user-practitioner relationship, and the health and wellbeing of families.

Public Engagement Survey on Health and Wellbeing during Coronavirus Measures – Week 58

Public Health Wales conducted a public engagement telephone survey to ask members of the public in Wales how coronavirus and related control measures are affecting their health and wellbeing. Survey reports aimed to provide data representative of the Welsh population and data are adjusted to represent the Welsh population by age, sex and deprivation.

This report looks at trends in responses to selected questions over the pandemic period, including worry about coronavirus, vaccine acceptance, and mental and physical health. It also looks at socio economic differences in responses to these questions and additional questions asking how people’s health and wellbeing has changed since before the pandemic.

Authors: Karen Hughes, Mark Bellis+ 1 more
, Natasha Judd

Be the Change – Sustainable Home and Agile Working

We are living in a fast-changing and uncertain world, in the time of a global climate emergency and a global pandemic, which highlight the importance of acting and living sustainably to preserve and protect our world for both current and future generations.

Covid-19 has changed the way people live and work, instigating an immediate reorientation to home working, where feasible and providing opportunities to live more sustainably.

For those who are able to work from home, the rapid shift to home and agile working has brought both positives and negatives, some more challenging than others. This e-guide will help individuals take sustainable steps while working at home to reduce their impact on the environment.

Authors: Richard Lewis, Tracy Evans

Be the Change Well-being Goals Challenge

The Well-being Goals Challenge sets out six separate behaviour change challenges that inspire us to act to live more sustainably. They are designed to be undertaken on your own, with your team mates or as a team to team challenge.
Drawing on Wales’ Well-being Goals and the wider United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the challenges focus on Slow Fashion, Plant-based Diet, Towards Zero Waste, Healthy Travel, Ethical Consumer and Supporting Wildlife, with sustainable steps provided to guide you on your challenge journey.

Authors: Richard Lewis, Angie Kirby+ 1 more
, Tracy Evans

International Horizon Scanning and Learning to Inform Wales’ COVID-19 Public Health Response and Recovery – 13 May 2021

The International Horizon Scanning and Learning work stream was initiated as a product of, and to inform upon, the evolving COVID-19 public health response and recovery plans in Wales. It focuses on COVID-19 international evidence, experience, measures and transition/recovery approaches, to understand and explore solutions for addressing the on-going and emerging health, wellbeing, social and economic impacts (potential harms and benefits).

Topics of focus are:
Long COVID
Telework due to COVID-19

Authors: Mark Bellis, Mariana Dyakova+ 1 more
, Anna Stielke

International Horizon Scanning and Learning to Inform Wales’ COVID-19 Public Health Response and Recovery – 22 April 2021

The International Horizon Scanning and Learning work stream was initiated as a product of, and to inform upon, the evolving COVID-19 public health response and recovery plans in Wales. It focuses on COVID-19 international evidence, experience, measures and transition/recovery approaches, to understand and explore solutions for addressing the on-going and emerging health, wellbeing, social and economic impacts (potential harms and benefits).

Topics of focus are:
Global COVID-19 vaccination rollout
International travel measures
COVID-19 epidemiological update

Authors: Mark Bellis, Mariana Dyakova+ 1 more
, Anna Stielke

Welsh Health Equity Status Report – WHESRi

This report aims to help inform and support a sustainable response and recovery from Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wales, placing health equity at its heart.
It reinforces our understanding of how interdependent individual and societal well-being, and the wider economy are, towards achieving prosperity for all. The report also contributes to strengthening the leading role of Wales at the forefront of the health equity and sustainable development agenda in Europe and globally.

Authors: Mariana Dyakova, Lauren Couzens+ 10 more
, James Allen, Mischa Van Eimeren, Anna Stielke, Andrew Cotter-Roberts, Rajendra Kadel, Benjamin Bainham, Kathryn Ashton, Daniela Stewart, Karen Hughes, Mark Bellis

International Horizon Scanning and Learning to Inform Wales’ COVID-19 Public Health Response and Recovery – 18 March 2021

The International Horizon Scanning and Learning work stream was initiated as a product of, and to inform upon, the evolving COVID-19 public health response and recovery plans in Wales. It focuses on COVID-19 international evidence, experience, measures and transition/recovery approaches, to understand and explore solutions for addressing the on-going and emerging health, wellbeing, social and economic impacts (potential harms and benefits).

Topics of focus are:
Pregnancy and COVID-19
COVID-19 transmission in supermarkets
COVID-19 epidemiological update

Authors: Mark Bellis, Mariana Dyakova+ 1 more
, Lauren Couzens

Public Engagement Survey on Health and Wellbeing during Coronavirus Measures – Week 48

Public Health Wales conducted a public engagement telephone survey to ask members of the public in Wales how coronavirus and related control measures are affecting their health and wellbeing. Survey reports aimed to provide data representative of the Welsh population and data are adjusted to represent the Welsh population by age, sex and deprivation.

Authors: Karen Hughes, Sara Wood+ 1 more
, Mark Bellis

International Horizon Scanning and Learning to Inform Wales’ COVID-19 Public Health Response and Recovery – 04 March 2021

The International Horizon Scanning and Learning work stream was initiated as a product of, and to inform upon, the evolving COVID-19 public health response and recovery plans in Wales. It focuses on COVID-19 international evidence, experience, measures and transition/recovery approaches, to understand and explore solutions for addressing the on-going and emerging health, wellbeing, social and economic impacts (potential harms and benefits).
Topics of focus are:
COVID-19 transmission in hospital settings
COVID-19 impact on physical activity
COVID-19 and food poverty
COVID-19 impact on rural areas

Authors: Mark Bellis, Mariana Dyakova+ 1 more
, Lauren Couzens

Public Engagement Survey on Health and Wellbeing during Coronavirus Measures – Week 46

Public Health Wales conducted a public engagement telephone survey to ask members of the public in Wales how coronavirus and related control measures are affecting their health and wellbeing. Survey reports aimed to provide data representative of the Welsh population and data are adjusted to represent the Welsh population by age, sex and deprivation.

Authors: Karen Hughes, Freya Glendinning+ 1 more
, Mark Bellis

Green Opportunities Spring 2021

Green Opportunities is a new e-briefing from the Health & Sustainability Hub. The quarterly updates capture learning to aid Wales’ green recovery from COVID-19, identifying sustainable opportunities to support population health.
The spring 2021 edition focuses on energy and air pollution.

Authors: Richard Lewis, Tracy Evans

International Horizon Scanning and Learning to Inform Wales’ COVID-19 Public Health Response and Recovery – 19 February 2021

The International Horizon Scanning and Learning work stream was initiated as a product of, and to inform upon, the evolving COVID-19 public health response and recovery plans in Wales. It focuses on COVID-19 international evidence, experience, measures and transition / recovery approaches, to understand and explore solutions for addressing the on-going and emerging health, wellbeing, social and economic impacts (potential harms and benefits).
Topics of focus are:
The long-term health impact of remote working
Predicting futures and scenario planning
Sustainable recovery from COVID-19
COVID-19 epidemiology update

Authors: Mark Bellis, Mariana Dyakova+ 1 more
, Lauren Couzens

Public Engagement Survey on Health and Wellbeing during Coronavirus Measures – Week 44

Public Health Wales conducted a public engagement telephone survey to ask members of the public in Wales how coronavirus and related control measures are affecting their health and wellbeing. Survey reports aimed to provide data representative of the Welsh population and data are adjusted to represent the Welsh population by age, sex and deprivation.

Authors: Karen Hughes, Freya Glendinning+ 1 more
, Mark Bellis

The annual costs of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in Wales

An infographic highlighting the annual costs of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in Wales. ACEs increase individuals’ risks of adopting health-harming behaviours and developing ill health. ACE survey data was used to calculate the proportion of key health risk behaviours and health conditions attributable to ACEs and estimate the associated annual costs to Wales.

Authors: Karen Hughes, Kat Ford+ 1 more
, Mark Bellis

International Horizon Scanning and Learning to Inform Wales’ COVID-19 Public Health Response and Recovery – 4 February 2021

The International Horizon Scanning and Learning work stream was initiated as a product of, and to inform upon, the evolving COVID-19 public health response and recovery plans in Wales. It focuses on COVID-19 international evidence, experience, measures and transition / recovery approaches, to understand and explore solutions for addressing the on-going and emerging health, wellbeing, social and economic impacts (potential harms and benefits).

Topics of focus are:
Genomic sequencing for COVID-19 (follow up from Report 22)
Psychological impact of COVID-19 and lockdown fatigue
Country insights: Israel, Taiwan and South Korea

Authors: Mark Bellis, Mariana Dyakova+ 1 more
, Lauren Couzens

Public Engagement Survey on Health and Wellbeing during Coronavirus Measures – Week 42

Public Health Wales conducted a public engagement telephone survey to ask members of the public in Wales how coronavirus and related control measures are affecting their health and wellbeing. Survey reports aimed to provide data representative of the Welsh population and data are adjusted to represent the Welsh population by age, sex and deprivation.

Authors: Karen Hughes, Freya Glendinning+ 1 more
, Mark Bellis

Understanding non-emergency and non-deployed demand to North Wales Police: An observational study of the Joint Communications Centre

As part of the Early Action Together (EAT) programme, North Wales Police (NWP) pursued the opportunity to design a research study with the EAT research team, to gather initial evidence on non-emergency and nondeployed calls, to further inform decisions on how best to address these calls to support vulnerable individuals through multi-agency working arrangements. This study was a priority for NWP to outline evidence-based areas for consideration; to help shape recommendations for early intervention targeting vulnerable callers and reduce future demand.

Authors: Hayley Janssen, Gabriela Ramos Rodriguez

International Horizon Scanning and Learning to Inform Wales’ COVID-19 Public Health Response and Recovery – 21 January 2021

The International Horizon Scanning and Learning work stream was initiated as a product of, and to inform upon, the evolving COVID-19 public health response and recovery plans in Wales. It focuses on COVID-19 international evidence, experience, measures and transition / recovery approaches, to understand and explore solutions for addressing the on-going and emerging health, wellbeing, social and economic impacts (potential harms and benefits).

Topics of focus are:
Genomic sequencing for COVID-19
Loss of education due to COVID-19
COVID-19 impact on migrants, refugees and asylum seekers

Authors: Mark Bellis, Mariana Dyakova+ 1 more
, Lauren Couzens

Public Engagement Survey on Health and Wellbeing during Coronavirus Measures – Week 40

Public Health Wales conducted a public engagement telephone survey to ask members of the public in Wales how coronavirus and related control measures are affecting their health and wellbeing. Survey reports aimed to provide data representative of the Welsh population and data are adjusted to represent the Welsh population by age, sex and deprivation.

Authors: Karen Hughes, Emma Harrison+ 1 more
, Mark Bellis

Public Engagement Survey on Health and Wellbeing during Coronavirus Measures – Week 37

Public Health Wales conducted a public engagement telephone survey to ask members of the public in Wales how coronavirus and related control measures are affecting their health and wellbeing. Survey reports aimed to provide data representative of the Welsh population and data are adjusted to represent the Welsh population by age, sex and deprivation.

Authors: Karen Hughes, Emma Harrison+ 1 more
, Mark Bellis

Adverse Childhood Experience Trauma Informed Multi-agency Early Action Together (ACE TIME) training: A 15-month police and partners follow-up

This report is based on a follow-up evaluation with ACE TIME training participants. It sets out to find whether the positive changes identified in the initial ACE TIME training evaluation were sustained at nine to fifteen months after attending the training.

Authors: Gabriela Ramos Rodriguez, Freya Glendinning+ 2 more
, Sophie Harker, Hayley Janssen