Health professionals portfolio

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Winning hearts and minds

28 Feb 2023
Paige Cowan-Hall
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 a mental health condition are much more likely than others to be smokers. In fact, 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 is working with mental health nurses to help their service users stop smoking. “Smoking was a bait to get people into healthy conversations-now I realise the therapeutic intervention was...
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Partners unite to provide oral health education for nurses and midwives

22 Nov 2022
Paige Cowan-Hall
PARTNERS UNITE TO PROVIDE ORAL HEALTH EDUCATION FOR NURSES AND MIDWIVES In a global first, Colgate has partnered with C3 Collaborating for Health (C3), the Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Federation (CNMF), and the World Continuing Education Alliance (WCEA) to raise awareness about the importance of oral health and elevate the need for oral health education for nurses and midwives in practice. The initiative is part of Colgate’s Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Program and will combine an online survey with the development of an online continuing professional development module on oral health. The initial target countries will be Kenya, South Africa...
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N4HC – Nurses For Healthier Communities

03 Aug 2022
Paige Cowan-Hall
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 is happy healthy nurses. That’s why N4HC is offering fun free cooking classes, bike sessions and more to nurses living or working in Brent, Ealing, or Harrow that identify as having an ethnic minority background. Sign up for N4HC next cooking class on the 10th June (scroll down for details) and the chance to win a £25 Love2Shop voucher or giftcard. Scan the QR code or click here.  What will N4HC do for nurses? Support...
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Nursing You

17 Jun 2022
Paige Cowan-Hall
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

(Trailer) No Yeah Buts: A film about supporting nurses’ health

22 May 2019
Sarah Clarke
No Yeah Buts: A film about supporting nurses' health is the title of a soon-to-be launched film by nurses for nurses exploring the stress, anxiety and fatigue they experience and the ways in which unhealthy coping mechanisms can be replaced by healthy ones.

Including chronic disease in health-provider guidelines

21 May 2019
Sarah Clarke
C3 has been supporting PACK, an initiative of the University of Cape Town implemented in 4 countries. PACK includes a guideline, team-based training, health-systems strengthening, and monitoring and evaluation.

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.

Improving the health and wellbeing of the NHS workforce

21 Jul 2017
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.