1: In this episode, we visit the British Heart Foundation offices in Cardiff to ask what public health practitioners should know about heart health.

Public Health Wales collates data on the levels of coronary heart disease in the Welsh population: Health Needs Assessment 2006: Health Status and Key Determinants. Such data allows significant trends and any particular groups of the population affected to be identified. Rates of heart disease are significantly higher in the more deprived areas of Wales, meaning that addressing heart disease can help to reduce health inequalities.

You can find more information about the work of the British Heart Foundation at https://www.bhf.org.uk

The information in the introduction of the podcast has been sourced from http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/888/page/43825

Podcast episode produced by Helen Green and Sorin Annuar 





2:In this episode, we interview two development officers working with community members in Caerphilly. Ross Thomas and Ceri Smith tell us how investing time in local people has helped them to gain an insight into the challenges that some of their clients with mental health issues face on a daily basis.

More information for practitioners can be found by visiting:
Mind Cymru: www.mind.org.uk/about-us/mind-cymru/
Gofal: www.gofal.org.uk
Hafal (for supporting people in recovery): www.hafal.org
The information in the introduction of this podcast is sourced from Public Health Wales' public-facing pages: www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/888/page/69971

Note- since this interview was conducted, funding for the Communities First programme which employed Ross and Ceri has been discontinued. If you are a practitioner looking for examples of mental health projects, you can visit our Shared Practice Directory.

Podcast episode produced by Helen Green and Sorin Annuar






3: In this episode we focus on sun safety and skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the UK but is also the one that is the most preventable.  This episode features two separate interviews, one with Maura Matthews from Tenovus Cancer and Dr Rachel Abbott, a consultant dermatologist. 

Links for further info:

Tenovus Cancer Care's Here Comes The Sun campaign- www.tenovuscancercare.org.uk/your-healt…s-the-sun/

Cancer Research UK's 'Sun Smart' tips-


Cardiff and Vale Patient Stories- www.cardiffandvaleuhb.wales.nhs.uk/news/44816

macmillan- types of skin cancer www.macmillan.org.uk/information-an…cer-types.html





4: In this episode we focus on trans, non-binary and non-gender people’s equity of access to health care services in Wales. We interview a service user and trans activist along with a public health practitioner from the NHS Centre for Equality and Human Rights.

Further information:

Link to support groups - https://www.gires.org.uk/the-wiki
Link to e-learning modules - https://www.gires.org.uk/training



National LGB&T Partnership- Trans Health Factsheet on General Healthcare (nationallgbtpartnershipdotorg.files.wordpress.com/…nationallgbtpartnershipdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/trans-health-factsheet-general-healthcare-final-may2016.pdf)

Transgender in Wales (TiW) is part of the Unity Group Wales co-operative of LGBT organisations, delivering support for those who relate to being transgender and also supporting their partners, family and friends. (www.tiw.unityproject.org.uk/Website_cur…opment.html)






5: In this podcast, Public Health Wales’ Health and Sustainability Hub talks to Professor Mark Bellis, Executive Director of the Policy, Research and International Development Directorate, about some of the opportunities in the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 for public health, including to address adverse childhood experiences.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers, and do not necessarily represent those of Public Health Network Cymru, the National Centre for Population Health & Wellbeing Research, Public Health Wales or the National Health Service.


This podcast was produced in cooperation with Helen Green and the National Centre for Population Health & Wellbeing Research.



Ymwadiad: Y safbwyntiau a'r farn a fynegir yn y podlediad hwn yw rhai'r siaradwyr, ac nid ydynt o reidrwydd yn cynrychioli rhai Rhwydwaith Iechyd Cyhoeddus Cymru, Y Ganolfan Genedlaethol ar gyfer Ymchwil ar Iechyd a Llesiant y Boblogaeth, Iechyd Cyhoeddus Cymru na'r Gwasanaeth Iechyd Gwladol.


Cynhyrchwyd y podlediad hwn mewn cydweithrediad â Helen Green a'r Ganolfan Genedlaethol ar gyfer Ymchwil ar Iechyd a Llesiant y Boblogaeth.