Mental health and wellbeing

Second helpings

Following on from the Mind the Menu event in 2012, Second Helpings offered a further opportunity for organisations working in the field to network and share their practice.

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Meta-synthesis of findings from evaluations and qualitative interviews of work involving community food and its impact on mental health and wellbeing

This study commissioned by CFHS has now been completed and is available in the Publications library. The findings are the subject of an article which has been prepared for publication and presentations at a number of conferences.

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Meta-synthesis of findings from evaluations and qualitative interviews of work involving community food and its impact on mental health and wellbeing

Improving mental health and diet are important components of the public health agenda in the UK. Community organisations have an important role to play in promoting mental health and wellbeing, and a number of community-based food projects are specifically designed to address this issue. However, impact assessment for such projects is difficult, and in-depth, high-quality …

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Evaluation of CHANGES Eat Well – Keep Well programme

In 2012-13 CFHS supported CHANGES Community Health Project to carry out a stage one evaluation of its Eat Well- Keep Active programme, as part of its work on the impact of food work on mental health and wellbeing. The evaluation was carried out by SCPHRP (Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy) and concludes that,  …

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Second Helpings

This  CFHS national learning exchange on food, mental health and wellbeing was held on Wednesday March 5, 10.00 – 3.45 at Discovery Point in Dundee with a focus on self-evaluation and the evidence that is being developed on the impact of work involving food on mental health and wellbeing. The  programme from the day is …

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A rich picture

Participants from the Building Evidence of Impact programme met in Edinburgh on 4 July 2013 to share learning from their ongoing work on self-evaluation. Group members described the work they had been doing and the different tools and techniques used.  They also looked at what they need to help them fly as they take their …

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Examining the evidence

CFHS has commissioned SCPHRP (Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy) at Edinburgh University to undertake an analysis of the learning from the work on evaluation that we have supported over the last year. The study will look at the reports on the self-evaluation work undertaken by participants on the Building Evidence of Impact …

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Mind the Menu

Report from the event held on 6 June 2012 at Discovery Point in Dundee.

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Mind the Menu

This  event for community organisations working with food in the field of mental health and wellbeing took place on Wednesday June 6 at Discovery Point in Dundee. Sixty people from a range of organisations attended the day. Simon Bradstreet from Scottish Recovery Network and Emma Lyon from NHS Health Scotland provided the policy context for the …

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Evaluation of funding for training in food, nutrition and health

In 2009, CFHS provided funding to community based mental health organisations to provide training in food, nutrition and health has now been evaluated. A report on the outcomes [PDF, 111kb] is now available.

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