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Working differently for improved primary care for young people in a difficult financial climate

Gadsby, Erica W., Eida, Tamsyn J., Marchand, Catherine, Hendrie, Nadine, Vass, Rosa, Nizalova, Olena (2018) Working differently for improved primary care for young people in a difficult financial climate. In: European Forum for Primary Care 2018, 23-25 Sep 2018, Heraklion, Crete. (Unpublished) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:78262)

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In an environment of growing relative poverty, rising inequalities, high housing and living costs, increases in in-work poverty and cuts to social security, education, training and young people's services, GPs in the UK are often faced with patients who present with ‘low mood’ caused by adverse life circumstances. Many GPs have dubbed this ‘Shit-Life Syndrome’. This presentation considers the potential of three different projects being delivered or evaluated by the Centre for Health Service Studies to build understanding of the complex and dynamic ways in which these issues are interconnected. These projects include: ‘RISKIT’ – a ‘multi-component’ approach to addressing alcohol and substance use and risk-taking behaviour among young offenders; ‘Go Golborne’ – a ‘place-based’ approach to improving child health by reducing child obesity; and ‘EXCEPT’ – policy initiatives to help young people in Europe to overcome labour market insecurities and related risks. Together they present opportunities to reject reductionism in our approaches to dealing with complexity.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled keywords: health inequalities; obesity in children; asset framed approach; community based; place based; whole system approach
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Tamsyn Eida
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2019 14:51 UTC
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2021 14:36 UTC
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