physical illness

Fit for the future? : exploring the health and well-being of disadvantaged young people

Report highlighting the continued inequalities in health and well-being experienced by young people who reside in deprived areas in the UK. The study found these young people are less likely to be physically healthy or feel happy with their lives and that programmes designed to help these young people enter employment, education or training have a positive impact on their physical and mental well-being.

Turning the tap off! : incapacity benefit in Glasgow and Scotland : trends over the past five years

Report drawing upon a range of statistical and other sources to construct a detailed picture of the incapacity benefit population in Glasgow and compare this with the west of Scotland and Scotland as a whole. The purpose was to produce a body of evidence which would assist in the task of improving the health and wellbeing of this population.

"Delivering for mental health"

Document outlining the Scottish Executive's strategy and commitments for improving mental health services in Scotland.

The approach adopted is a functional one which focuses on the key elements of services which need to be in place at each stage of care so that clinicians, service users and carers can be clear about what needs to be delivered.

Drinking in Scotland : qualitative insights into influences, attitudes and behaviors

Report of a qualitative study which aimed to deepen understanding of drinking behaviours and different drinking cultures in Scotland and make a contribution towards the further development of a Scottish strategy to reduce alcohol-related harm.

Action for Sick Children (Scotland)

Website of Action for Sick Children (Scotland), the only charity in Scotland whose sole purpose is to represent, promote and protect the interests of all sick children, young people and their families.

A fresh approach : helping you to make positive choices about the amount you drink

Booklet providing information and advice on how to reduce alcohol intake and explaining the health and other benefits of doing so.

Working for a healthier life research report (Briefing paper 16, findings series)

Report describing a research study which aimed to assess the effect of employment on the health of individuals and identify the ways in which services, delivered both individually and collectively, have helped move people with health problems towards and into employment.

Carers health survey : main findings

Report presenting the findings of a survey which set out to understand the main health problems which carers suffer from, how the health of carers varies according to the condition(s) of the people they care for and how carers health is affected by the caring tasks they perform.

Promoting the health of looked after children : a study to inform revision of the 2002 guidance (Research report DCSF-RR125)

Report of a study undertaken to provide an evidence base for assisting the UK Department for Children, Schools and Families and Department of Health's revision of the guidance on improving the health of looked after children.

Healthy life expectancy in Scotland

Report presenting the results of work to produce healthy life expectancy estimates for Scotland. Data was taken from the Scottish subset of the General Household Survey and the Scottish Household Survey and compared with estimates from the 2001 Census to determine whether these surveys would be suitable for monitoring healthy life expectancy on a regular basis.