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Health and wellbeing

The health inequalities in our society, especially when taken internationally, are stark and have been revealed and made worse by COVID-19. Health literacy around the world is irregular, particularly in communities that struggle to even get basic access to healthcare, and the long-term links between poverty and health are becoming more evident.

Focussing on UN Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing, our publishing in this area examines the issues and looks towards providing solutions. Our COVID-19 Collection, for example, showcases our content on the pandemic, in order to encourage broader perspectives and collaborations across global and disciplinary boundaries.

Bristol University Press and Policy Press are signed up to the UN SDG Publishers Compact. In Health and wellbeing, we aim to address the following goal:

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Youth Work

Improving the Lives of Young People and Communities

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Youth Crime Prevention and Sports

An Evaluation of Sport-Based Programmes and Their Effectiveness

Sports-based crime prevention programmes are increasingly popular world-wide but until now there has been very little research on their effectiveness. The authors analyse successful Positive Youth Development practices and their effectiveness in decreasing the risk of criminal involvement, giving recommendations for future policy and practice.

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Young People Leaving State Care in China

Through the perspectives of young people themselves, this book reviews changes in policy and practices that affected the generation of young people who grew up in state care in China during the last 20 years.

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Young and Lonely

The Social Conditions of Loneliness

This book addresses important questions about tackling today’s epidemic of loneliness among young people, exploring experiences of loneliness in early life and considering how social conditions of austerity, precarity, inequality and competitive pressures to succeed can dramatically influence these feelings.

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Working in Teams

A practical and accessible guide for students focussing on how inter-agency teams may be made to function more effectively, illustrated through real-life examples.

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Working in group care

Social work and social care in residential and day care settings

Working in group care (ie residential and day services) is a challenging and complex task, demanding great skill, patience, knowledge and understanding. This book explains how best practice can be achieved through the focused and engaged work of individuals and teams who are well supported and managed. 

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Working futures?

Disabled people, policy and social inclusion

Working futures? looks at the current effectiveness and future scope for enabling policy in the field of disability and employment.

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Working for a living?

Employment, benefits and the living standards of disabled people

This valuable study compares the welfare states of Sweden, Germany and Britain on the basis of social policy provision for disabled people of working age, particularly in the areas of income maintenance and employment policy.

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Work, Health and Wellbeing

The Challenges of Managing Health at Work

This multi-disciplinary volume brings together original research from diverse disciplinary backgrounds investigating how we can define and operationalise a bio-psychosocial model of ill-health to improve work participation in middle and later life.

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Work and Health in India

This interdisciplinary work connects the transformation of India’s labour market with changes in health and health problems to offer an analysis that is unprecedented in scope and depth.

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Women and alcohol

Social perspectives

Edited by Patsy Staddon

This research and practice based book considers the social meaning of women’s alcohol use and its treatment, raising concerns about the political role of ‘treatment’ in making women behave, or to be ‘well’. It challenges current policy and practice in the field, and aims to develop a new approach to women’s drinking.

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Why Social Work is Important

Identity, Role and Practice

This book demonstrates that all societies require a social work presence. It symbolises the importance of a community-near professional input to human flourishing and the development of social capital. It challenges economic and political trends that corrode deeply-held human and social values.

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