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Our global, national and local actions toward SDG 3

We have joined forces with the County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust (CDDFT) to promote greater collaboration in healthcare and research.  Collaborations include a psychology study involving the Stroke Rehabilitation Unit at Bishop Auckland Hospital & evaluation of long Covid consultancy

Partner with CD & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust Transforming health and care delivery

Health Outreach Programmes

We have a range of outreach engagements to benefit our communities, including disadvantaged groups and refugees to promote health & wellbeing. For example through our partnership with Karbon Homes to support Silver Talk, an invaluable resource for many of our local, elderly residents who may feel isolated and lonely and through our partnership with the West End Refugee Shelter, that provides support to asylum seekers and refugees by helping to reduce the isolation and hardships
Health Outreach Engagement
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The Durham Infancy and Sleep Centre's covers research on infant and child sleep ecology, sudden Infant Death Syndrome, parental sleep, post natal ward environments and maternal infant sleep, and cross-cultural infant care practices
Find out about our DISC's research
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Examples of modules on SDG 3 include BSc Health and Human Sciences in the Department of Biology and BA Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity, which looks at the connections between sport and issues such as discrimination and inequalities, the environment, sedentary lifestyles and obesity. the Postgraduate course MSc Medical Anthropology, in the department of Anthropology, provides a strong grounding in ethnographic approaches to the study of health, the political ecology of health and the appl
find out how we ensure better health & wellbeing through our sports depatment
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Wider Student Experience

Our students have a wide network of support available on wellbeing, through their colleges, students' union or the central support teams. Our teaching and research facilities include the Human Performance Laboratory, the Green Lane Research Laboratory, and the Green Lane Nutrition Laboratory.  These facilities support our taught programmes as well as undergraduate, postgraduate and faculty research while providing opportunities for collaboration within the university & with external partners.
Student Support and Wellbeing
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Living the Values

We are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our staff and students. This is important as the success of the University depends on the ability of our people to contribute their best and achieve their potential. For this to happen we need to provide an environment for work and study where health and wellbeing is a priority. find out more about our wellbeing hub and our strategy on health and wellbeing
Our strategy on health and wellbeing
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Explore our range of work on Global Health, research includes global infectious disease to health inequalities and much more. Our Earth Sciences research is helping communities living near active volcanoes, and the agencies protecting them, to reduce exposure to volcanic emissions. The Heath Interventions in Volcanic Eruptions (HIVE) project focused on effective respiratory protection for community use.
Explore our range of research on Global Health
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Local and Regional

Unbound from clinic, we frame health differently. Our vision for health is for people to thrive in the places they live. We embrace physical, mental, social and environmental health, envisioned as a synergy of self, beliefs, culture, family, community and planet. Browse through our dedicated webpages to find out more about Health at Durham.
Health at Durham
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Governance and Policy

One of our Law professors plays a key role in the review of professional values, knowledge & behaviours expected of UK medics. Professor Emma Cave, an expert in healthcare law, chairs the General Medical Council’s advisory forum & was appointed as a core member to the House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee Expert Panel in 2022 & the Assurance Group of The Cass Review in 2021. The forum will help steer a review of the GMC’s Good medical practice, setting out core guidance for UKdoctors
Read more about Emma's work
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Free access to Durham University's shared sports facilities

Team Durham is based upon the three core strands of Participation, Performance and Community. Our Community Sports Development and Physical Activity Programme is wide-ranging, covering a broad range of age bands and a variety of abilities.
Find out more about our free offer on our shared sports facilities
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Durham CELLS (Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences)

Prof Shaun Pattinson founded Durham CELLS (Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences). CELLS supports excellence in academic research, innovative teaching and public dialogue on the ethical, social and regulatory issues raised by the life sciences. This area is defined broadly to include issues relating to health, the environment and biotechnology. Shaun is currently a member of the Council of Governors of South Tees NHS Trust.
Durham CELLS (Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences)
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SDG3 impact cases examples

Examples of impact case studies about mental & physical health & wellbeing, include normalising voice hearing, reducing prisoner suicides, a computerised training app for the rehabilitation of brain injury-related visual field defect, Increasing support for autistic & neurodivergent pupils at school

Impact case studies of the psychology department Read about Centre for Neurodiversity & Development