Public Health Nurses

A variety of nationwide and local campaigns are trying to alter public attitudes to psychological illness. These include the national voluntary sector campaign Time to Change.

Stigma and discrimination can even worsen someone’s psychological health problems, and delay or impede their getting assist and therapy, and their restoration. Social isolation, poor housing, unemployment and poverty are all linked to psychological unwell health. So stigma and discrimination can lure folks in a cycle of illness. Making Every Contact Count (MECC) is a concept aimed to assist public health. The approach behind MECC is to use habits change techniques with individuals and organisations utilizing the numerous everyday interactions all of us have, to assist individuals making constructive changes to their way of life.

TheMECC websitedeveloped by Health Education England contains plenty of assets and examples of the place individual teams and organisations have used the MECC strategy successfully. There are additional sources … Read More