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Health promotion Devon

Health Promotion Devon Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/HealthPromotionDevon/

 

About us and how we work

Devon’s health promotion team works with community organisations to support the improvement of health and wellbeing. We provide accredited and nationally recognised training such as Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and Royal Society of Public Health courses.  We can also provide bespoke courses to meet organisation requirements including motivational interviewing, 5 ways to Wellbeing, making every contact count and confident conversations (raising the issue of health).

“Very informative will build on a contact matrix to enable me to facilitate making every contact count”

“Excellent informative interactive course, enjoyed it thank you”

We can also provide very cost effective, bespoke solutions around employee or organisational health.  We can provide employee health checks, health awareness days, group challenges (step challenge, wider physical activity or weight loss) or we can provide advice and support about developing wellbeing strategies.

 

What is health promotion?

Health promotion is about helping people and communities to gain more control over their lives and improve their overall health. Health Promotion works through enabling and empowering people and communities to make positive changes. It is concerned with encouraging people to take action about their health.

 

What is good health?

The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines this as:

“A state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”

Health is a positive concept emphasising social and personal resources as well as capabilities.

Wellbeing is concerned with fulfilling our potential, having meaning in life and feeling that our lives are worthwhile. It’s about how happy and confident we are and what we think about ourselves; how capable we are to problem-solve and how resilient we are in dealing with problems and stress; and about the kind of relationships we have with our family, friends, work colleagues, and neighbours.

Want to know more? visit the Health Promotion Devon Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/HealthPromotionDevon/

 

If you would like more information on how we can help you

If would like to discuss your requirements please email us on ndht.hpd@nhs.net

You can access our full training brochure here