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Quarterly autism statistics for NI (April- June 2016)

The published tables (updated quarterly) include the number and rate of children referred for an assessment for autism and the number and rate of children diagnosed with autism each quarter. 10.14655/11971-1022227 Department of Health, Social Services and ...

The prevalence of autism (including Aspergerâ?Ts Syndrome) in school age children in Northern Ireland 2016

This annual report aims to show the prevalence rate of ASD amongst the compulsory school age population. Analyses are provided by health and social care trust, gender, school year, special educational needs and multiple deprivation measure. 10.14655/11971 ...

Eating disorder services- Phase 1 study- Potential for a specialist unit in Northern Ireland

This preliminary report on the potential for a specialist eating disorders unit in Northern Ireland examines the outline case, and recommends that more in-depth study and evidence-gathering is required.  The full report is scheduled to be published by the ...

Northern Exposure: Alleviating Fuel Poverty in North & West Belfast, Northern Ireland

University of Ulster and NEA NI Mental health, Wellbeing, Impacts, Fuel poverty, Energy efficiency In Northern Ireland, while there is strategic resolve to confront and tackle fuel poverty, too many households, still cannot achieve affordable warmth in th ...

Family and Fuel Poverty

Guertler, P. and Royston, S., Energy Bill Revolution Vulnerable group, Fuel poverty It is now widely recognised that fuel poverty has severe effects on some of the most vulnerable people in society. However, while attention has focussed on older people in ...

Good Housing Leads to good Health: A Toolkit for Environmental Health Practitioners

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) Housing Standards, Living conditions, House quality It is well recognised that good quality homes are important for the health and well-being of those living in them. To try and improve the overall qualit ...

Environmental Health Inequalities in Europe

World Health Organization (WHO) Social determinants of health Recent debate on the social determinants of health has indicated that the unequal distribution of health and well-being in national populations is a major challenge for public health governance ...

Hard to Treat Homes in Northern Ireland: Evaluation Report

Liddel, C. Fuel poverty Fuel poverty and its effects on health and mental health Climate change and human factors Smart meters and effective customer interface Primary health care and mental health care in Northern Ireland Mental health impact assessment ...

Life skills matter – not just points: A survey of implementation of Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE) and Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) in second-level schools.

Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs EDUCATION, HEALTHCARE AND HEALTH SERVICES, PREVENTION, RELATIONSHIP, SEX EDUCATION, YOUNG PEOPLE The aim of this study was to investigate the implementation of Social, Personal and Health Education (SP ...

Body Image in the Balance

Devlin, M.J and Zhu, A.J. Body image, Body size This article explores how distress over body image can impact on mental health, both emotionally and psychologically. It also looks at the issue of gender and body image. While body image distress is on the ...

Tackling Fuel Poverty and Impacts on Human Health: A Review of Recent Evidence.

Liddell, C., University of Ulster Health impacts of fuel poverty The health impacts of tackling fuel poverty were reviewed, drawing primarily on recently published studies from the UK, North America, and New Zealand. Although physical health effects on ad ...