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News in Brief Spring 2017

A round up of the latest news from the School of Health and Community Studies.

A nurse in practice

Congratulations to BA (Hons) Playwork student Emma Cawood, who has been successful in writing a funding bid for a Playwork project at New Hall Women’s Prison. The funds will be used to improve the range of play resources available for the child visitors.

Samantha Monkman, a recent graduate from BSc Adult Nursing, has won ‘Most Outstanding Team Member’ at the Leeds General Infirmary.

Alan White, Amanda Seims, and Glenn Williams have been commissioned by Rugby League Cares and State of Mind Sport to conduct an evaluation of a Big Lottery Fund programme to promote resilience, stress management and well-being strategies among men at risk of mental health difficulties.

Judy White will work with Health Together, the ‘practice arm’ of the Centre for Health Promotion Research, in evaluating the Wise Up To Cancer initiative, a pilot funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research which aims to reduce the number of people who get cancer by promoting healthy lifestyles and ensure more people survive cancer through early diagnosis by increasing participation in national screening programmes.

Led by Professor Jane South, a team in Public Health Promotion has been successful in partnership with the New Economics Foundation. Funded by the Peoples Health Trust, a large project will examine a programme aligned to our values around people-centred public health.

Finishing Touches, a play by the established playwright and theatre practitioner Brian Daniels was recently presented on campus by School staff.

On 11 January 2017, Frances Chapman gave a presentation to Sir Keith Pearson and Professor Ian Cumming (Chair and Chief Executive respectively of Health Education England) and the Executive team at Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust on the new Leeds Beckett Trainee Nursing Associate (TNA) programme.

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