Publications & resources

We can conduct research and analysis on nearly any topic related to healthy behaviours, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and prevention. We then adeptly translate that research into actionable, plain English.

Our writing portfolio includes published journal articles, workshop reports, rapid reviews, scoping exercises, books and case studies. We’ve written for organisations such as Novo Nordisk A/S, the Health Foundation, PepsiCo, The Framework Convention Alliance, and the World Health Organization.

Below are selected writings from our portfolio. Contact us to learn more about our past writing projects or to discuss a potential project.

Postcards From The Edge: C3’s webinar on the lessons learned from Covid-19

16 Jun 2021
Hugo Mills
On Tuesday, 15th of June, C3 held the last in its season of morning workplace health webinars in conjunction with the Society of Occupational Medicine. C3’s work focuses on the prevention of chronic disease, and examining the main risk factors. Many of these risk factors have driven the mortality of the novel coronavirus, and we wanted to hear from industry leaders about the lessons they have learnt over the past 15 difficult months. The webinar was chaired by Caroline Stanger, a C3 Trustee, IBM Associate Partner, NHS Non-Executive Director and founder of the Global Chief Medical and Health Officer Network....
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Nursing Minds Update

15 Jun 2021
Hugo Mills
Our Nursing Minds campaign to highlight the continued neglect of nurses’ mental health has sparked plenty of interest. Nursing Times followed up its own survey of nurses’ mental health with a news story on 9 April  about C3’s Policy Paper. NT’s survey had found that almost two-thirds of nurses felt their mental health had deteriorated during the pandemic and that national well-being support was still not good enough. This was followed the next week in NT by a comment piece by Tom Sandford, author of the policy paper. Tom wrote: ‘I look forward to us all having the confidence to...
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Stress and Covid-19- What’s the Connection?

04 Jun 2021
Lauren Aucoin
The Covid-19 pandemic has been associated with increased stress for many individuals. Such stress can interfere with sleep, causing us to feel exhausted and exacerbating burnout. There are also long-term considerations. Long-term, but low-intensity stress can cause chronic activation of the stress response system, which is associated with increased risk for a variety of health issues. To fully understand this association, first it is important to discuss how the stress response evolved. Evolution and Structure of the Stress Response The stress response evolved as a mechanism to protect humans from imminent danger, and help us to escape and avoid life-threatening...
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Public & global health careers in the post-Covid era

02 Jun 2021
Hugo Mills
As a global shift in careers and work takes place, largely triggered by COVID-19, many young people are evaluating where they currently are and where they wish to go. This is especially prevalent in the public and global health space where there has been a huge expansion in the availability of, and interest in, jobs related to this field. The interest comes from those already working who are looking to transition into the space from another field, students still in academia or recent graduates looking for their first role. Greg Martin, a Specialist in Public Health Medicine, runs a YouTube...
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The Gut-Brain Axis: What to know

30 Apr 2021
Lauren Aucoin
Recent news has highlighted a connection between what you eat, and how you feel- not just physical health wise, but mental health as well. In this blog post, we dive into the science behind these claims, and how they relate to your daily life. Prior research has demonstrated an association between depression and obesity. 55% of individuals living with obesity have depression. Furthermore, individuals living with depression are 58% more likely to experience obesity1. This correlation is well known however, until recently causality and specific details on the connection between what one eats and their mental health has remained unknown....
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Finding new partners in the global fight against Big Tobacco

06 Apr 2021
Sarah Clarke
Are you inadvertently investing in tobacco companies? Watch Dr King and Gail Hurley describe the mission to broker innovative partnerships between the health sector and the finance industry – to bridge the staggering gap between those who suffer from tobacco and those who profit from it.

Nursing minds: A response to the escalating concerns about nurses’ mental health and wellbeing

30 Mar 2021
Tom Sandford
Mental health related sickness absence is the biggest cause of nurses being absent from work because of illness/ill health in England, Scotland and Wales and the second biggest cause in Northern Ireland. Why isn't more being done? C3 interviewed 15 thought leaders for their insights on why more progress hasn't been made and their recommendations for what we should do now.

Nursing Minds: Mental health toolkit for nurses

23 Feb 2021
Sarah Clarke
The Nursing Minds toolkit is a free, online tool designed by nurses for nurses through support from the Burdett Trust for Nursing. It highlights resources nurses can access before or during difficult times.

Video: Big Tobacco on COVID-19: breathtaking exploitation

23 Nov 2020
Sarah Clarke
Watch the recorded seminar of three leaders in tobacco control and prevention: HRH Princess Dina Mired, Dr Bronwyn King and Mr José Luis Castro. A dynamic discussion about how Big Tobacco is capitalising on COVID-19 and what we can do.

Nursing Minds Survey

10 Nov 2020
Lauren Aucoin
As part of our project Nursing Minds, C3 has conducted surveys with 248 respondents about their experiences in nursing and the intersection of nursing and mental health.

Video: Work, wellbeing and the pandemic

13 Oct 2020
Sarah Clarke
What have organisations learned from the pandemic and how have they adapted? Watch the recording for our first online seminar featuring Professor Kevin Daniels, University of East Anglia (United Kingdom), in partnership with RAND Europe and the Society of Occupational Medicine.

Video: Covid-19 and the workplace – what is the research telling us so far?

13 Oct 2020
Sarah Clarke
The full extent of Covid-19's impact on health and wellbeing, particularly on employees, is not fully understood. Working from home, significant shifts in working patterns, and mental health impacts of Covid-19 and new organisational practices and expectations are just a few of the issues now facing employers and employees. What are the longer term implications of our new work reality? What practices should we maintain post-Covid-19 and what should be changed? Watch our recorded session as Steve Bevan shares the latest research around Covid-19 and the workplace. 

Mental health tips for nurses + their patients

01 Dec 2019
Christine Hancock
It's remarkable that ten years ago we wouldn't have been able to have this important conversation about mental health of nurses and their patients. C3, in collaboration with Pfizer, designed and delivered Opening Doors: Addressing the mental health of nurses and their patients as one webinar in a short series on prevention and management of chronic disease.

New film helps nurses to find healthier ways to cope

28 Jun 2019
Sarah Clarke
Watch No Yeah Buts, a powerful new film about how to better support nurses' health. C3 joined with Human Story Theatre and Nice Tree Films to use an arts-based approach to tackle this sensitive issue.

Report: Community engagement in Tower Hamlets

20 Aug 2018
Sarah Clarke
Download C3's report: CHESS™ on the Collingwood Estate, a C3 community investigation commissioned by Tower Hamlets Council as part of their flagship Communities Driving Change programme.

The Healthy Weight Initiative for Nurses: Final report

26 Feb 2018
Sarah Clarke
The Healthy Weight Initiative for Nurses (WIN.) was a bold, ambitious project tackling a sensitive issue: raising awareness of obesity in the nursing profession and engaging nurses themselves in how to address this. Download the final report and an infographic detailing nurses' access to food at work.

Report: International Sweeteners Workshop

21 Jul 2017
admin
In January 2015, we hosted a two-day meeting exploring sugars and sweeteners in relation to human health. Download our International Sweeteners Workshop report for a summary of the discussion.

Improving the health and wellbeing of the NHS workforce

21 Jul 2017
admin
Download our report about workplace health and the NHS: a rapid review and areas for exploration; what good health can contribute to productivity; and a workplace health infographic. This work was supported through an award from the Health Foundation.

The who, what, where and how of healthy lives

21 Jul 2017
admin
We received an award from the Health Foundation to write a series about health and early years, children and young people, community and the workplace. Read the briefing papers today.

Obesity: perception and policy

21 Jul 2017
admin
Funding from Novo Nordisk in 2014 enabled us, through a commission by the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO), to publish a survey of policymakers’ attitudes towards and knowledge of obesity issues from 11 countries.

The Gut-Brain Axis: What to know

30 Apr 2021
Lauren Aucoin
Recent news has highlighted a connection between what you eat, and how you feel- not just physical health wise, but mental health as well. In...
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Video: Work, wellbeing and the pandemic

13 Oct 2020
Sarah Clarke
What have organisations learned from the pandemic and how have they adapted? Watch the recording for our first online seminar featuring Professor Kevin Daniels, University of East Anglia (United Kingdom), in partnership with RAND Europe and the Society of Occupational Medicine.