Thrive Plymouth is about making healthy choices the easy choices which we hope will lead to people in the city living healthier lifestyles. We know our behavioural patterns, driven by social and economic conditions, have the greatest influence on population health. Considering the influences on the wider ‘context of choice’ across the city is important in order to understand the barriers and opportunities to leading healthier lives.
The four behaviours that increase the risks of chronic diseases are poor diet, inactivity, alcohol misuse and smoking tobacco. These behaviours have become less common in the general population in England between 2003 and 2008. The reductions however are distributed unequally and the behaviours remain highest in the populations where people are poorest and have lower educational attainment.
Thrive Plymouth has an annual focus, in its first year this was workplaces, year two focused on school settings and year three localised One You (the national adult health campaign by Public Health England). Year four which launched on 10th October 2017 focus on mental wellbeing. Year 5 will launch on 16th October 2018 and will focus on people connecting through food. You will find resources and information about each of the annual themes on this website.
On the day we will be doing an adult colouring craft activity which will help people engage with the 5 ways 2 wellbeing