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 Health at Christmas

By Boris Mackey, Community Liaison Manager, rehab4addiction ‘Jolly’, ‘happy, and ‘fun’ are just a few of the words often used to describe Christmas. It is a time of year that is synonymous with festivities, parties, and spending time with friends and family. However, some people would describe Christmas differently – stressful, exhausting, or strenuous, for

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Food insecurity

Hunger and the welfare state By Lisa Scullion, University of Salford & Ben Baumberg Geiger, University of Kent A major new research report looks at food insecurity among benefits claimants during COVID-19, finding that half of Universal Credit (UC)claimants are insecure, and one-quarter severely food insecure – even before the removal of the £20/week uplift. This is

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Fixing Lunch

The case for expanding free school meals (FSM) A new report by CPAG and Covid Realities The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and Covid Realties have released a new report, Fixing Lunch: The case for expanding free school meals. The report brings together findings from CPAG analysis and the Covid Realities research programme to highlight

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Food Security Pilot Projects.

By Sian Mullen, Food Security Programme Coordinator Alongside the VCSE sector and Local Authority partners, GMPA has started trialling a new approach to supporting people experiencing food poverty in Tameside and Oldham. The approach centres around three fundamental points: Whilst emergency food handouts are currently necessary, they do not prevent or reduce food poverty. The

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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

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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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