• 21 May 2024
    In what ways can stress impact levels of NCD?  Despite lots of progress being made regarding research into mental health and how it is fundamentally linked to physical health, there still exists a strong stigma around conversations to do with mental and emotional states, as well as how modern lifestyles can increase our risk of experiencing high stress or other mental health conditions. Social Determinants of Health  People who face inequalities in their social conditions face detrimental impacts to their long-term health in many ways, for example through stress.  These are known as the social determinants of health – non-medical factors...
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  • 13 Mar 2024
    In our fast-paced world, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) also known as chronic diseases have emerged as a major global health concern, contributing significantly to morbidity and mortality. NCDs kill 41 million people each year, equivalent to 74% of all deaths globally. These diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, most cancers, and respiratory diseases, are often linked to lifestyle factors, with diet and physical activity playing a pivotal role.  Metabolic risks factors such as raised blood pressure, increased blood glucose, elevated blood lipid and obesity can lead to cardiovascular disease (CVDS), the leading NCD in terms of premature death. Unhealthy diet and a lack...
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  • 28 Feb 2023
    What is Winning Hearts and Minds: Winning Hearts and Minds is a partnership between C3 and The Burdett Trust to address smoking in mental health units in England. People with mental health conditions are much more likely than others to be smokers. Over 40% of people with a mental health condition smoke, compared to 14%. This puts them at higher risk of heart disease. Winning Hearts and Minds worked with mental health nurses to help them support their patients to stop smoking. Watch this 2-minute video to learn more about Winning Hearts and Minds. Access the toolkit and on-demand learning...
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  • 02 Feb 2023
    Real progress to prevent diet related NCDs requires food systems to be transformed so that nutritious, safe, affordable, and sustainable diets are available to all. Researchers from the department of global public health of Bergen studied the impact of food choice on life expectancy. They found that changing from a typical western diet to optimised diets could translate into more than a decade increase in Life Expectancy (LE) for young adults.
  • 31 Oct 2022
    Physical inactivity is itself a pandemic – and a leading cause of death globally. According to the World Health Organization over a quarter of the global adult population (1.4 billion adults) is insufficiently active. Why is physical inactivity such a problem? The undisputed benefits of physical activity on physical and mental health are well documented, and subsequently, physical activity is a key pillar of all chronic disease prevention strategies worldwide. 
  • 22 Aug 2022
    If we have a problem with our tooth, it’s really a sign that things could go wrong later on’ -Dr Steven Lin  The Global Burden of Disease Study 2019 estimated that oral diseases affect nearly 3.5 billion people worldwide. Poor dental health impacts our general health and can negatively affect an individual’s ability to eat, speak and socialise normally. As such, oral health is crucial for an improved quality of life and well-being in society.  It might be surprising for some to learn that, in England, tooth extractions are the most common reason for hospital admissions among children aged 6-10-year-olds,...
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  • 03 Aug 2022
    C3 and The Burdett Trust have teamed up for an exciting new project, Nurses for Healthier Communities (N4HC). We believe that the key to healthier communities are happy healthy nurses. That’s why as part of N4HC we have run a series of workshops and classes that support nurses’ mental and physical health and created a toolkit Download the FREE Nurses for Healthier Communities Toolkit – filled with bite-sized facts and resources to help nurses improve their health and wellbeing and support their patients in preventing chronic long-term conditions. To support nurses’ revalidation C3 has produced a template for nurses to record their...
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  • 17 Jun 2022
    Designed by nurses, for nurses: NURSING YOU is a free online platform that helps nurses care for themselves so they can keep doing what they do best – caring for others. Created by C3 and Younger Lives, the Nursing You platform evaluates 4 key areas known to ‘drive or drain’ your energy, performance and overall wellbeing. These are physical health, emotional wellbeing and the work & home environment.


Become the C3 Chair of Trustees – Applications open!

08 Feb 2024
Paige Cowan-Hall
Role Summary: C3 is seeking a new Chair who will lead the Board and work closely with C3’s Director and other Trustees to ensure the clear strategic direction, effectiveness, and good governance of the charity. We seek an individual with enthusiasm for C3’s vision and mission and experience as a charity trustee. Our new Chair will be an independent and strategic thinker, experienced in leading and motivating others through periods of change. The Chair will also act as an ambassador, representing the charity externally, building relationships and advocating for C3 and our work. About C3 Collaborating for Health C3’s vision...
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Nurses: driving oral health promotion 

18 Jul 2023
Pat Hughes
This July 6,000 nurses from 130 countries gathered in Montreal for the International Council of Nurses (ICN) Congress. As part of this C3 partnered with Colgate to focus their attention on the most prevalent non-communicable (NCD) in the world – oral disease. Exploring the difference nurses could make to the oral health of people of all ages worldwide.

C3 joins WHO and Health Education England seminar ‘Working for Health 2030’

13 Mar 2023
Paige Cowan-Hall
WHO and Health Education England have partnered to deliver a leading programme to strengthen health workforce leadership. On March 13th 2023 C3 Founder Christine Hancock spoke at at the programme's first seminar, alongside other leaders in health from around the world, as part of the Working for Health 2030: Building Health Workforce Leadership.

Obesity and weight stigma in the workplace

13 Mar 2023
Elisabeth Morgan
As part of ASPIRE - an EU funded project addressing obesity and unemployment in France and England - C3 in collaboration with our ASPIRE partner VIF, has written a practical-guide to help employers better understand and prevent weight based stigma, both in the recruitment process and within the workplace itself.

Physical activity – why aren’t we doing more?

09 Mar 2023
Elisabeth Morgan
In 2021 almost one third of adults in England participated in less than 30 minutes of physical activity per week, becoming eligible to be labelled ‘physically inactive.' But why is this the case when the health benefits of physical activity are so well known?  The media and wellness industry often promote individual behaviour change when it comes to getting physically active.

ASPIRE: addressing obesity and unemployment

16 Feb 2023
Paige Cowan-Hall
C3 Collaborating for Health is working with 16 partner organisations to deliver ASPIRE (Adding to Social capital and Individual Potential In disadvantaged REgions) – an EU funded project addressing obesity and unemployment in France and England through a holistic approach to diet, physical activity, and employment support. Why not try out the ASPIRE model? 

Legumes: it’s time to stop overlooking them

02 Feb 2023
Nathalie Vauterin edited by Paige Cowan-Hall
Real progress to prevent diet related NCDs requires food systems to be transformed so that nutritious, safe, affordable, and sustainable diets are available to all. Researchers from the department of global public health of Bergen studied the impact of food choice on life expectancy. They found that changing from a typical western diet to optimised diets could translate into more than a decade increase in Life Expectancy (LE) for young adults.

Professor Srinath Reddy talks “NCDs: why do we know so much but do so little”

09 Dec 2022
Paige Cowan-Hall
C3 was joined by Professor Srinath Reddy, founder President of the Public Health Foundation of India, for our next international seminar. Professor Reddy is an Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard. We discuss why and how we should effectively implement the knowledge we already have, to prevent and control NCDs. This requires a bidirectional relationship between knowledge and action. It requires multi-disciplinary collaboration and multi-stakeholder participation in the research process. Community engagement is pivotal. With NCDs being the leading cause of disability and death worldwide it begs the question with everything we know, why isn't more being done?

WHO joins C3 for LGCW – Dr Juana Willumsen: Physical activity: the benefits for cancer prevention

29 Nov 2022
Paige Cowan-Hall
Juana Willumsen is a technical officer of the World Health Organization in the Department for Health Promotion. Her current work focusses on policies to promote physical activity and developing the technical tools to support country implementation. She coordinated the development of the first WHO guidelines on physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep for children under 5 years of age, that were launched in April 2019 and the update of the guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour for children, adults and older adults in 2020.

Our Cities: the drivers of global health

10 Nov 2022
Sarah Clarke
Urban health is one of the greatest challenges to public health of the 21st century. While many of the risk factors for NCDs (noncommunicable diseases) - the number one cause of death and disability worldwide - are concentrated in cities, so are the solutions, and many cities are taking important actions across sectors to prevent NCDs. 

The link between physical activity and cancer

31 Oct 2022
Paige Cowan-Hall and Elisabeth Morgan
Physical inactivity is itself a pandemic – and a leading cause of death globally. According to the World Health Organization over a quarter of the global adult population (1.4 billion adults) is insufficiently active. Why is physical inactivity such a problem? The undisputed benefits of physical activity on physical and mental health are well documented, and subsequently, physical activity is a key pillar of all chronic disease prevention strategies worldwide. 

Ultra Processed Foods: Why Are We Eating So Much?

06 Jul 2022
Nathalie Vauterin and Linda Phung
Ultra-processed foods (UPFs) are on the rise globally. In the UK 57 percent of our daily calorie intake is from UPFs. Yet despite them making up more than half of what we eat, a lot of us don't know what they are...or how bad they are for our health.

Oral Health: The Realities and Opportunities

05 Jul 2022
Sarah Clarke
Oral health care is still widely neglected, expensive, and information on oral care is still very hard to find. Advocate Stephen Ogweno asked critical questions and offered suggestions for opportunities for the medical community to improve oral health.

NCDs and Ukraine: a hidden danger in conflict

11 May 2022
Alex Noble
The invasion of Ukraine has brought to the forefront the dangers facing those in conflict zones. Efforts by charities and humanitarian response often focus on the immediate dangers those in conflict-ridden areas face, such as physical injury and death, forced displacement, and food shortages, to name a few. However, one danger that is often overlooked is that of chronic disease also known as non-communicable diseases (NCDs). People affected by conflict are at high risk of developing NCDs (the number one cause of death and disability in the world) for many reasons.

Climate Change and NCDs

07 Apr 2022
Paige Cowan-Hall
The world has been fighting Covid-19 for over two years, but there is another health crisis we still need to tackle, two actually, climate change and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Air pollution has been called the biggest environmental health risk of the 21st century. Whilst NCDs like cancer, cardiovascular disease, respiratory diseases, and diabetes account for 74% of deaths worldwide. Together climate change and NCDs are a serious threat to global health. Are they linked?

Webinar replay: ‘What’s the deal with sugar?’

18 Mar 2022
Sarah Clarke
To coincide with World Obesity Day, Dr. T Alafia Samuels, an Honorary Professor at the Caribbean Institute for Health Research (CAIHR), University of the West Indies (UWI), Jamaica, and the former Director of the George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre, CAIHR, UWI in Barbados, joined C3 to discuss what's the deal with sugar.

Radical action needed to tackle racial health inequality in NHS

21 Feb 2022
Christine Hancock
A recent report from The NHS Race and Health Observatory has reviewed the inequalities suffered by black and minority people within the health system. This damning report is incredibly important and needs action to be taken now at all levels.

Food consumption trends in the UK

21 Feb 2022
Nathalie Vauterin
Obesity is a global pandemic influenced by the food environment and individual choices. Obesity in the UK is amongst the worst in Europe with more than 60% of adults living with overweight or obesity. In England, 20% of year 6 children were classified as living with obesity in 2020 with a prevalence twice as high in the most deprived areas than the least deprived areas. Trends in food consumption are worth looking at as some are important factors contributing to rising levels of obesity (Eg: increasing consumption of meals out of the home).

CHESS® in Ashford

08 Jan 2022
Elisabeth Morgans
C3's community engagement approach has successfully helped communities reduce barriers to healthy behaviours such as diet and physical activity. What about reducing violence and anti-social behaviour? Follow along as we work with Ashford Community Safety Partnership to engage young people aged 16-25.

Queen’s Nurses engaging communities in Scotland

07 Jan 2022
Christine Hancock
C3 and the Queen's Nursing Institute of Scotland are partnering to bring expert community nurses and C3's team to work with residents of some of Scotland’s most disadvantaged communities. The goals: to help communities improve the healthiness of their environments, and to help the Queen’s Nurses better understand the health challenges faced in Scotland's poorest areas.

Digital exclusion: The importance of connection

05 Jan 2022
Elisabeth Morgans
Being able to access and use the internet is widely acknowledged to be crucial to health, employment, and life-chances in general, particularly since the Covid-19 pandemic began. Read how C3's Boscombe (UK) project helped community members overcome their digital exclusion.

Engaging the world’s nurses in addressing chronic disease through oral health

03 Jan 2022
Elisabeth Morgans
Earlier this year the World Health Organization brought into sharp focus the need to address Oral Health - with its links to chronic diseases (non-communicable diseases or NCDs). C3 has convened a global group of nurse experts to discuss the issue of oral health, disease prevention, and the role of nurses.

Engaging children and their families during half term

27 Dec 2021
Christine Hancock
October half term is always a challenge for families with uncertain weather but needing to occupy children with fun and physical activity. In Boscombe, United Kingdom, C3’s CHESS Plan Coordinator, Zoe, provided lots of fun, social activities and opportunities for adults and children to learn new skills all at the same time.

COVID-19: Supporting nurses’ resilience

20 Dec 2021
David Okoro & Michaela Nuttall
With funding from The Burdett Trust for Nursing, the aim of Supporting nurses’ resilience has been to acknowledge and explore the challenges faced by many ethnic minorities nurses and healthcare assistants (HCAs) living and working in the London boroughs of Brent, Ealing, and Harrow especially during COVID-19. Read our report of findings and workplace recommendations.

Healthy Environments & Health Empowerment, lessons from the Caribbean

16 Dec 2021
Sarah Clarke
Small Island Developing States of the Eastern Caribbean have been called the most disaster prone countries of the world, and simultaneously have some of the highest disability and death from chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. With the changing climate there has been emergence of new communicable diseases and re-emergence of others as well as an impact on food and nutrition security.

Nurses addressing Oral Health

17 Nov 2021
Christine Hancock
Earlier this year WHO brought into sharp focus the need to address Oral Health - with its links to chronic diseases - and countries are urged to address those shared risk factors, and to shift their focus to the prevention of oral health disease and away from traditional curative approaches. 

Obesity at work – how women suffer more 

25 Oct 2021
Hugo Mills
45% of employers in the UK said that they were less likely to recruit candidates living with obesity. Furthermore, people living with obesity have lower starting pay, lower co-worker ratings and lower hiring success. Read a summary of Institute for Employment Studies Stephen Bevan's talk about how women living with obesity are discriminated against in the workplace.

Insight session in Abbeville for ASPIRE

27 Sep 2021
Hugo Mills & Nathalie Vauterin
In early September, we ran an initial data gathering session with members of the community in the northern French town of Abbeville in Picardy. As a partner in Project ASPIRE, C3 is engaging with 7 different communities across the south of England and the north of France to survey their environments using CHESS™, with a view to reducing obesity and enhancing employability.

Nurses and Carers for Health: Resource Page

22 Sep 2021
Michaela Nuttall
C3 engaged with healthcare workers through surveys and focus groups to identify what resources they would like to learn more about preventing major risks for COVID-19 for themselves and their communities. Here is a digital library we've pulled together in response to those requests.

CHESS® Walk in Brent for Prevention in Action

16 Sep 2021
Hugo Mills
Project Prevention in Action aims to address gaps and barriers in knowledge among healthcare providers about the everyday challenges that low-income, disenfranchised, marginalised populations experience, particularly those who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and/or people living with chronic diseases, when attempting to engage in healthy and active living.

CHESS® Walk in Abbeville

14 Sep 2021
Hugo Mills
CHESS (Community Health Engagement Survey Solutions) is an innovative, data-driven community engagement process. Using the CHESS App, people come together to investigate their local environment, assess the factors that make it easier or harder for them to live healthily, and identify positive changes they can make as a community.

What’s the secret to effective community engagement?

14 Sep 2021
Hugo Mills
How does one go about engaging a community? How do you build the trust, the sense of shared purpose, the drive, that gets members of a community, diverse almost by definition, on your side? To find out, we sat down with Zoe Keeping, our CHESS Plan Co-ordinator in Boscombe who is working with community members to deliver the actions they had identified as priorities as part of C3's CHESS project.

The impact of tobacco and alcohol use on NCD prevalence: a review 

01 Sep 2021
Xinqi Yuan
One of the chief risk factors of NCDs is tobacco use, which accounts for over 8.7 million deaths every year, while over 1.2 million deaths are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke (Ritchie and Roser, 2021). In 2017, one fifth of the population of China, Denmark, Netherlands, Greece, Bosnia and Greenland died from smoking.

World Senior Citizens’ Day 2021

21 Aug 2021
World Senior Citizens’ Day is celebrated annually on the 21st of August and its purpose is to raise awareness of issues affecting older people such as health deterioration, as well as to celebrate the contributions of elderly people to society.

International Youth Day 2021

12 Aug 2021
Today is International Youth Day, a day for bringing into focus and considering issues surrounding young people across the globe. Why is C3's work so important for young people? 

Obesity is on the rise in France according to the latest epidemiological survey

07 Jul 2021
Nathalie Vauterin
Obesity has doubled in France during the last 25 years. The new national epidemiological survey on overweight and obesity by Obepi-Roche (2020) presented last week by “la Ligue contre l’obésité” showed obesity has increased significantly since the last Obepi-Roche survey (2012), 8 years ago. The survey, which involved 12,000 French participants, is also the first report of its kind to study paediatric obesity.

Windrush Day 2021

22 Jun 2021
C3 acknowledges the anniversary of the arrival of the Windrush at Tilbury in 1948. It heralded the enormous, the continuing, and the highly valuable contribution that generations of healthcare professionals of Caribbean provenance were going to make to the NHS in the UK, and without whom the NHS would not have been able to deliver its massive impact on the health of the nation over the past 73 years.

As the nursing work force reaches breaking point, the time to act is upon us

17 Jun 2021
The biggest reason for nurses being absent from work due illness in England, Scotland and Wales is mental ill-health. In Northern Ireland, it is the second-biggest reason. C3’s nursing programme aims to develop strategies to promote the wellbeing of the nursing workforce, including mental health.

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

16 Jun 2021
Hugo Mills
What have we learned from COVID-19? IBM, Land Rover, BP and Emirates executives weigh in during a C3 webinar. Discussions ranged from the way in which global airlines have suffered from world governments' lack of a unified approach on air travel safety standards, to understanding what is the 'acceptable' level of risk to keep manufacturing going, to companies mental health approaches, to the immense pressure that has been put on healthcare delivery systems globally.

Nursing Minds Update

15 Jun 2021
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.

Christine Hancock addresses the George Institute on tobacco

04 Jun 2021
On Thursday the 3rd of June, 2021, C3's CEO, Christine Hancock joined the George Institute for Global Health to give a talk on: 'Smoking in the time of COVID: Challenges and opportunities in Australia and the United Kingdom' to mark World No Tobacco Day 2021.

Public & global health careers in the post-Covid era

02 Jun 2021
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.

Nursing Minds: Mental health toolkit

18 May 2021
David Okoro
Free, online tool designed by nurses for nurses through support from the Burdett Trust for Nursing. The toolkit includes information related to mental fitness, mental health and wellbeing, diet and nutrition, alcohol, finance, mindfulness, conflict resolution, relationships and much more. It was designed to be suitable for all nurses regardless of their specialism and where they work.

Dementia Awareness Week

17 May 2021
Over a million people are currently living with dementia in the United Kingdom. Memory problems are one of a number of symptoms that people with dementia may experience. Others include difficulties with planning, thinking things through, struggling to keep up with a conversation, and sometimes changes in mood or behaviour. Dementia is not a natural part of ageing and it doesn’t just affect older people.

Project ASPIRE: Wimereux

05 May 2021
Hugo Mills
C3 and community members took to the streets in the French commune of Wimereux to identify barriers to good health and develop an action plan for change. Read details about their findings and next steps, including plans to redevelop the children's forest.

ASPIRE in the town of Ham

26 Apr 2021
Hugo Mills
Community members of Ham are keen to identify solutions that will allow them to use the space around them to practice outdoor activities and acquire a better knowledge of the local food systems. Through C3's CHESS tool, they identified their communities' strengths and weaknesses and developed ideas for change.

In Focus: CHESS Walk in Boscombe

16 Apr 2021
Hugo Mills
Boscombe community members mapped an impressive 45 assets during their CHESS walk, which enabled them to later develop a robust community action plan during their subsequent insight session. Read more about their CHESS walk findings and action plan.

Better Health Programme Malaysia

09 Apr 2021
Denise Stevens
C3 has had the wonderful opportunity to work with an amazing team of 4 Malaysian public health professionals – all women! The Better Health Programme Malaysia is funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and the delivery partners include PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Research Triangle Institute (RTI) and the Malaysian Ministry of Health. BHP Malaysia involves a community-driven, bottom-up approach to improve health literacy through the use of Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) who want to promote healthy living and modify the obesogenic environment for the urban poor.

Webinar Recording: 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.

The way governments deal with childhood obesity is flawed: here’s how to fix that

16 Mar 2021
Nathalie Vauterin
Obesity threatens public health and is associated with decreased life expectancy and quality of life. Childhood obesity mostly continues into adulthood and leads to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer at a younger age. Moreover, with the worldwide spread of severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), obesity and impaired metabolic health emerged as important determinants of severe COVID-19 illness.

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.

Webinar Recording: 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.

Webinar Recording: 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. 

Meet our first 4 nominees for C3 Esteem!

01 Oct 2020
Sarah Clarke
We are proud to announce our first four nominees for C3 ESTEEM, our new initiative to capture and recognise nurses’ achievements during the pandemic and its aftermath. We are seeking nominations for individuals or teams who, during COVID-19, are exemplifying “nurses for health” and doing great things to support healthy lives for themselves, their colleagues, patients, families, or others in their communities.

Nursing Minds Project Update

23 Sep 2020
Lauren Aucoin
Nursing Minds is one of C3 Collaborating for Health (C3)’s current projects working to support the mental health needs of UK nurses and midwives.

Nursing Minds: A project supporting nurses’ mental health

20 Aug 2020
Tom Sandford
We're concerned about the escalating evidence that the mental health of our UK nurses is at risk and that more needs to be done to support them. Nursing Minds will engage nurses and leaders in developing a mental health toolkit and exploring barriers to and facilitators of protecting the mental wellbeing of heroic nurses during COVID-19 and beyond.

Download our 2019 annual review

07 Aug 2020
Sarah Clarke
Download our annual review to read more about our successes, future plans, financial report, and ways you can get involved in making the healthy way the only way to live.

Autumn 2020 Workplace Health Seminar Programme

07 Aug 2020
Elisabeth Morgans
C3 is thrilled to be launching its brand new series of online Workplace Health Breakfast seminars this Autumn in partnership with the Society of Occupational Medicine and RAND Europe.

Menopause and NCDs – is there a link?

28 May 2020
Amanda Jarosik
Because the menopause is so often misunderstood or overlooked, women going through it often don’t know how it affects their body, and that they may be at higher risk of developing non-communicable diseases (NCDs). This blog attempts to shed some light on the link.

Florence Nightingale: COVID-19 and Nursing

11 May 2020
Christine Hancock
2020 is Florence Nightingale's bicentennial year, designated by World Health Organisation (WHO) as the first ever global Year of the Nurse and Midwife. Announced early last year, WHO can have little idea how 2020 would start for the world’s nurses. As COVID-19 sweeps across every continent, a very contagious virus with no cure and little treatment, the skills of nurses are shown to the world as rarely before.

The rainbows of COVID-19

20 Apr 2020
Christine Hancock
Coronavirus has moved rapidly from China through South East Asia and into Europe, the Middle East and the Americas.  Each country has tackled the pandemic in its own but different ways and research studies are being quoted to justify different approaches.  However, some of the facts now emerging are pointing to problems that will outlive the virus, which we need to remember.

COVID-19 and Chronic disease

23 Mar 2020
Christine Hancock
Just 2 weeks ago we at C3 were moving forward with a fairly packed agenda of innovative ideas to prevent chronic (non-communicable) disease or NCDs. While we all worry about the impact of the virus on our friends and families we will also take the time to reflect on our work.

Smoking, vaping and you – is vaping a real way to quit?

09 Mar 2020
Amanda Jarosik
Although not as nationally renowned as Christmas or Easter, National No Smoking Day (11 March), is a day worth celebrating. C3's intern, a US university student, shares the differences between the smoking and vaping culture in the US and UK. Here in the UK, e-cigarettes seem to be advertised largely as a healthier alternative to smoking and a way to achieve smoking cessation. In the US, however, the story is quite different.

The mental health & wellbeing of nurses

11 Feb 2020
Tom Sandford
Here at C3 Collaborating for Health, we try to look at issues that impact nursing, but which generally don’t generate enough mainstream commentary, despite being serious concerns for nurses and the health community. It’s remarkable that so little has been done to reduce the incidence of this distress.

Alcohol and cancer – are those pints a problem?

03 Feb 2020
Morgan Heileman
People tend to assume cancer is mainly passed down through families, but genetic factors only play a major role in 5% - 10% of all cancer types. In fact, most cancers are caused by DNA mutations that occur during a person’s lifetime due to environmental factors. Did you know that alcohol – even in moderation – has been linked to cancer as one of those factors?

Is 10,000 steps a day the key to a healthy lifestyle?

23 Jan 2020
Katelyn Steenvoorden
With 10,000 steps as the goal for healthy living, we might assume that it’s the magic number to help eliminate our risk for heart disease, clear up our skin, give us the body of Beyoncé... right? Well turns out there is less scientific evidence to the magic number than we might think. Only now are researchers beginning to look into the effects of achieving 10,000 steps a day.

C3’s 5 tips for a healthy new year

01 Jan 2020
Ina Andersson
Each new year the Internet explodes with overwhelming advice about becoming better, healthier versions of ourselves. Here are C3's 5 simple tips for a healthy new year.

Promoting alcohol awareness at work – a win-win for all

02 Dec 2019
Don Shenker
A growing number of employers are recognising the benefit of raising alcohol awareness in the workplace – not because they suspect employees are drinking on the job, but because they believe it is just as valuable to promote a healthier relationship with alcohol as it is to promote a healthy diet and exercise. Not convinced? Here are 10 reasons why every employer should be promoting Alcohol Awareness.

C3lebrating 10 years!

01 Dec 2019
Christine Hancock
We're C3lebrating 10 years! See highlights of our accomplishments over the last 10 years and find out ways to become a part of C3's history.

Webinar Recording: 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.

Meet Jennie: Health coaching participant

01 Dec 2019
Sarah Clarke
Jennie is a Registered General Nurse and joined NURSING YOU 12 weeks ago. Designed by nurses, for nurses: NURSING YOU is an exclusive (and free!) health & wellbeing app to help nurses care for themselves so they can keep doing what they do best – caring for others.

Director’s diary: Understanding C3’s work

07 Oct 2019
Christine Hancock
Sometimes people say they don’t understand why we do certain things but we are true to our core mission to create changes that make it easier for people to stop smoking, improve what they eat and drink and do more physical activity.

Is it time for wellbeing providers to be accredited?

07 Aug 2019
Sarah Clarke
Google ‘Health and Wellbeing providers in the UK' and you will find over 40 million to choose from. Is it time for a system of accreditation for this burgeoning industry? Find out more in this article written by C3’s workplace health associate Jane Abraham and published on the People Management website. 

C3 speaks to 5,300 nurses at ICN Congress in Singapore

30 Jul 2019
Michaela Nuttall & Pat Hughes
5,300 nurses from 140 countries met at the International Council of Nurses (ICN) Congress in Singapore. C3 enjoyed a high profile at the event, with C3 director Christine Hancock (former ICN president) giving a keynote and meeting with the WHO Director General.