The health landscape in the UK is changing, with extended waiting times for GP appointments and strained counselling services leading many Britons to look beyond the NHS for efficient and convenient access to treatment. How exactly are patients pursuing optimal physical and mental wellbeing?
Dr. Sukhbinder Noorpuri founded i-GP in 2015. Since its launch, it has become one of the top 100 disruptive digital healthcare companies worldwide and has the highest CQC rating in the industry.
Dr. David Crepaz-Keay is the head of social inclusion at the Mental Health Foundation (MHF). Started in 1949, the MHF puts prevention first and aims to help individuals and communities by finding and addressing the sources of mental health problems.
Lynda Cowell is a London-based writer, web editor, and former BBC television researcher. Having written for the likes of The Voice, Pride, The Guardian, Time Out and Marie Claire, much of her work has focused on race and gender, but not exclusively. In her free time, she likes to read, drink red wine, and watch the kind of television programmes other people sneer at.
From their outward appearance to inner bodily functions, many men struggle to talk to others about how they’re doing. Canvas8 spoke to three experts about how charities and brands can promote open conversations among men about physical and mental health, thereby improving their wellbeing.
There are countless ways in which to keep yourself physically fit – from a morning jog to bouldering to a regular kick-about – but how can you maintain mental wellbeing? Targeting students as they adjust to adulthood, the Fika app offers easy-to-follow routines to encourage emotional exercise.
Social prescribing – wherein patients are told to try creative workshops, regular exercise, and volunteering to improve their wellbeing – has been around for years, but it’s gaining the attention of policy-makers. How can it proactively tackle physical and mental health problems?
Dissatisfied by long waiting times for doctor’s appointments, a growing number of Britons are turning to health tech to manage their medical concerns. Babylon has established itself as a game-changer in this space, partnering with the NHS to create ‘virtual clinics’ that could streamline care.