Category Archives: Wellbeing

HT&Y The Challenge Award Shortlist: Harm Calm

Calm Harm is an app designed to help young people manage the urge to self-harm. The clinician-developed app provides tasks that help resist or manage urges to self-harm and uses ideas from an evidence-based theory called DBT. The app gets … Continue reading

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Bad for your health: What can be done about Britain’s long hours’ culture?

Guest Blog from Working Families Recent research by Working Families shows that parents are having to work longer than their contracted hours on a regular basis¹, with fathers putting in the longest hours.  This is despite fathers wanting to play a greater … Continue reading

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Health Tech and You: Helping to reach a tipping point

By Matt James, Senior Researcher at 2020health In our previous blog we were looking at the value of the personalised health agenda. But having vision and developing policy based on that vision is one thing. Identifying the ‘how to’ steps to … Continue reading

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Health Tech and You: Leading in the personalisation of health care

By Matt James, Senior Researcher at 2020health The weather might have not have been particularly spring like but the Design Museum certainly lit up the waterfront beside the Thames in a vivid display promoting the Health Tech and You Awards … Continue reading

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Equal treatment for Depression needs legal force

2020Health claims legal enforcement of key measures are necessary to ensure ‘parity of esteem’ and for Britain to tackle depression in the workplace. 2020Health has today published a new report, ‘Whole in One – Achieving equality of status, access and resources … Continue reading

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Politicians should focus on child health

Guest Blog by Dr Iseult Roche A focus towards children’s  health and well-being, both physical and emotional has been called for following research initiated by The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health  – which highlighted concerns that children’s health … Continue reading

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Pound for pound: the economic case for weight loss

Guest Blog by Matt James, Senior Researcher at 2020health Name calling is not pleasant but sometimes behind the hurt and the pain there is a degree of truth. In 2013 the World Health Organization (WHO) called Britain the ‘Fat man … Continue reading

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