Focus on mental health promotion, obesity and alcohol
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Chapter nine in 'The Essential Guide to Public Health and Health Promotion' focuses on mental health promotion, obesity and alcohol. The eight sections on mental health promotion supply background information, promotion and prevention, mental health interventions, models of mental health promotion and key principles. The five sub-sections here consider the service user/target group, sustainability, service user co-production, partnership working and evidence and outcomes. There is a concluding summary and a case study. Obesity follows in five sections, beginning with obesity as a public health issue. There are key stages when people are likely to put on weight, and a list of the positive outcomes of reducing weight. The evidence base for weight loss in section two includes an effective range of lifestyle interventions and a list of NICE guidance documents related to obesity, diet and physical activity. Surgical methods of weight loss (bariatric surgery) are discussed. It is only appropriate when all other non-surgical approaches have failed. The six key strategies for maintaining weight loss follow in section four, and current interventions which lists a four-tiered prevention and management of excess weight model. There is a concluding summary. Alcohol consumption follows in two sections. Alcohol as a public health issue notes that excess alcohol consumption costs the NHS an estimated 3.5 billion annually and the issues surrounding reduced consumption and complete abstinence are reviewed. A case study of the Last Orders alcohol prevention service in Nottingham follows with a general discussion of outreach services. Cites numerous references.