Insight Updates

Wednesday 9th October 2019

How quick is 2019 going? October is here already and whilst the kids will be dressing up to go trick or treating, why not have a look through this month’s Insight newsletter!

The focus for this month’s publication is Mental Health and how physical activity can be the driver to providing overall psychological and social wellbeing.

The insight pieces highlighted in this newsletter are just a handful of useful tools, research and statistics that are out there.

To help you to access further insight pieces, please see our Insight Log here.

We do hope that you find this month’s Insight newsletter both interesting and informative!

 

Resources

 

We Are Undefeatable – Championing Physical Activity to support Mental and Physical Health!

Type: Campaign (based on research)

Geography: National

Theme: Health and Wellbeing

Description: In a partnership approach between Sport England and 15 leading health and social care charities, the We Are Undefeatable campaign aims to help more and more people living with long-term health conditions to create a physical activity habit for life. With useful hints and tips to bring activity into day-to-day lives, real-life stories and links to further opportunities to realise inspiration. Please click on the link in the subtitle for Sports England’s news bulletin on the campaign.

 

MHFA England – Take 10 Together: Triggers & Signs of Mental Ill Health

Type: Data and Insight

Geography: National

Theme: Health and Wellbeing / Employment

Description: With difficulties in spotting ill-mental health, MHFA England have produced a Triggers and Signs document; looking at the impact of personal and professional changes, various physical, emotional and behavioural signs and the impact that this can have upon professional competencies, attentiveness and relationships. A useful piece of insight that can be considered transferable to identifying barriers and benefits of physical activity intervention. Please click on the link in the subtitle to access the original fact-sheet.

 

Office for National Statistics – Suicides in the UK: 2018 registrations

Type: Data

Geography: National

Theme: Health and Wellbeing

Description: An important topic for discussion, this release from Office of National Statistics highlights both the prevalence and concerns of suicide within the UK as well as analysis conducted by sex, age, area of usual residence and suicide methods. Poor mental health can be a contributing factor to this; an aspect to which physical activity can have a positive influence on. Please click the link in the subtitle for the full release.

 

Happiness Pulse – A guide to monitoring and evaluating mental health and wellbeing

Type: Guide

Geography: N/A

Theme: Health and Wellbeing

Description: A partnership approach between agencies such as New Economics Foundation, Community Fund and the Active Wellbeing Society, the Happiness Pulse offers a measurement tool around health and wellbeing. Focused on qualitative information, the practical system will help to provide a simplified and bespoke methodology to collecting and analysing psychological wellbeing. Please click the link in the subtitle to access the guide

 

 

Tip of the month!

 

Don’t be afraid to explore different methods of evaluating and presenting data and information!

 

Having a raft of research and data collected from various sources is great. However, this can mean that lots of useful information can become easily missed or lost when presenting findings.

To overcome this issue, have a look at various methods that can be used to easily capture the relevant and necessary information for you to build your perfect strategy, write that tricky funding bid or evaluate your impact in the most effective and efficient way.

Below are examples of both analysis and presentation methods that can be easily adapted:

 

Comprising and Analysing

 

  • Mind Maps: A creative and adaptable method to get thoughts and findings written down
  • Theme categorising: Helps to find connections between information and simplify the various information collected
  • Frameworks: A great way of linking data collected with outcomes and objectives
  • Pre-defined questions: Can help to understand whether the data and information found is relevant to set outcomes and objects by asking self-verifying questions

 

Presenting

 

  • Graphs: Simple and effective
  • Infographics: Creative and appealing
  • Word Blasts: Bespoke and accurate
  • Slideshows: Comprehensive and adaptable

 

Finding the right methods that works for you is really important and will help you to both understand all the information and present your findings in the most efficient and appropriate ways possible.

 

For more info …

 

For further information, research and data sets to access, please do not hesitate to get in contact with the SASSOT team by following the link here.

Please follow the link here to our Insight Hub for more useful hints and tips as well providing links to both national and local data sets that can be used to support your ventures through sport and physical activity.

 

For further information, please contact:

David Richards
Communities and Insight Officer
07800 619693
drichards@staffordbc.gov.uk