Tag Archives: community engagement

Create a Health Legacy: Smoking Cessation

We all have tough challenges to meet and we’re sure 2013 will be no different for you. But how can we continue to make the difference and drive on the lasting health and wellness legacy, when time is short and resources are much reduced? It’s never too late! Smoking rates are a major contributor to […]

Behavioural support: the key to smoke free futures?

The latest NICE guidelines highlight the delivery of brief interventions as a high impact change which encourages more people to smoke less. Typically taking 5-10 minutes, brief interventions offer opportunistic advice, discussion or encouragement – and are having a big impact on communities. For instance, our Stop4Life work in the Midlands focuses on meeting local […]

That ‘C’ word

This Saturday is World Cancer Day and this got me thinking. Tackling the prevalence of cancer in our communities is still a major concern, but where do you start when the mere mention of the word makes people change the subject? We know that many people worry about the ‘C’ word, but the truth is, […]

Engaging communities: Why the power of storytelling really works

Storytelling can play a powerful role in strengthening community engagement activities and enriching people’s lives. As thousands of people across the UK prepare to take part in National Storytelling Week (28 January-4 February 2012), it’s worth considering how you can use effective storytelling to engage, educate and inspire your target audiences. DOWNLOAD A PDF VERSION […]

Into the heart of local communities

It’s been a busy couple of weeks, with the ICE team getting out into local communities to engage, inspire and motivate! Seven of us were out at last weekend’s Godiva Festival in Coventry, alongside more than 120,000 visitors, to get people talking about a wide range of health issues including getting active, smoking, childhood immunisations […]

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