Food & Wellbeing

Here are the six most recent articles that have appeared in our newsletter.  Please click on the heading to read the article in full.

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Mental Wellbeing

Greater Manchester Mental Wellbeing conversation findings published By Charlene Mulhern, Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership Findings from the Greater Manchester Mental Wellbeing conversation have been published with over 4,000 people emphasising what is important for their mental wellbeing. The aim is to use this information to understand what matters and to shape future

The Good Food Bag Update

By Jenni Pocsai, Operations Manager, The Good Food Bag The Good Food Bag is a meal kit service funded by Irwell Valley Homes and One Manchester. The Good Food Bag provides low cost, healthy meal kits to organisations, as well as selling directly to customers in areas of food insecurity. They have initially started in

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Poverty as a Health Issue

By Simon Watts, Public Health Registrar on placement with GMPA Poverty can cause ill health, but ill health can lead to poverty. We are seeing this more visibly with Covid-19, but this was apparent before the pandemic. As apublic health professional, I am passionate about preventing ill health. This short piece argues that poverty is

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The National Food Strategy

The National Food Strategy: What does it do for food poverty? By Sian Mullen Part one of the National Food Strategy, an independent review supported by a team of experts across the food system, was published last month. It aims to make, “urgent recommendations to support the country through the turbulence caused by the COVID-19

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Food poverty programme

GMPA’s Food Poverty Programme Update, and Introducing Sian Mullen By Tom Skinner Addressing the underlying causes of food poverty has been a major focus of GMPA’s work over the last three years. Many of you have contributed to it, including through the Greater Manchester Food Poverty Alliance project which co-produced the GM Food Poverty Action

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Local Welfare Assistance

Ensure Local Welfare Assistance is the lifeline it needs to be, during this crisis and in the future By Gareth Duffield, Area Manager – Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire, Trussell Trust During the pandemic we have seen a soaring rise in need. The number of food parcels provided by food banks in the Trussell Trust

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