The UpforIt project was funded by the Kirklees Partnership, which consists of internal stakeholders from Kirklees Council and NHS Kirklees. Using Communities for Health funding, the Partnership established a project in collaboration with The NSMC to halt the year-on-year rise in overweight and obesity levels among 16- to 24-year-olds attending further and higher education (FE and HE) institutions across Kirklees.
Vitality is a holistic health and wellbeing service for South West Essex, which supports individuals to improve their health by making simple lifestyle changes.
The service was developed as a result of a research exercise to understand barriers to quitting smoking. However, this research identified that residents did not want a service directed only at smoking cessation. Instead they wanted a lifestyle programme that integrated healthy eating, smoking cessation, exercise and alcohol advice.
In February 2008, Telford and Wrekin PCT and Telford and Wrekin Council launched a three-month campaign to increase levels of physical activity amongst children and their parents in Woodside, an area of deprivation with high levels of obesity.
The next Level 4 Social Marketing Award Course takes place on 16 & 17 December and is the only introduction to social marketing course accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). The course has been created from our nine years' experience of delivering social marketing training courses and with input from the accreditation unit at the CIM.
With a trend towards social marketing increasingly being used to inform policy and development of strategy, the need for actionable research has never been more important. Here, I outline best practice to ensure that your research programmes can be put into action.
What do young people crossing railways safely, stopping smoking for October, voting for a country to join FIFA, not using accident and emergency services and enrolling more students on a course have in common?
I went to a fascinating presentation at a recent Chartered Institute of Marketing event ‘ How social marketing changed attitudes and behaviour towards the army in Afghanistan and the Church in Wales. The event was part of the CIM’s social marketing interest group’s event’s calendar and focussed on marketing in war and religion.