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Welcome to Assets for Health and Wellbeing Across the Lifecourse We would like to invite you to actively participate in a two-day multi-disciplinary conference for researchers, practitioners, commissioners and policy makers with an interest in assets based approaches. Asset based approaches are concerned with identifying the protective factors that create health and well-being. They offer the potential to enhance both the quality and longevity of life through focusing on the resources that promote the self-esteem and coping abilities of individuals and communities.

ASSETS FOR HEALTH AND WELLBEING across the life course:

International Conference 2011

26th and 27th September 2011

British Library Conference Centre, London

Asset based approaches are concerned with identifying the protective factors that create health and well-being. They offer the potential to enhance both the quality and longevity of life through focusing on the resources that promote the self-esteem and coping abilities of individuals and communities.

Drawing on concepts that include salutogenesis, resilience and social capital, asset approaches create the potential for unlocking some of the existing barriers to effective action on health inequities, so far characterised by more risk-based or deficit approaches.

Following the successful first symposium, held in Seville 2010, which focused on young people and youth health, the aim of this conference is to increase the dialogue between public health, health policy, health practitioners, commissioners, social care, the voluntary sector and the research community on key issues relating to health assets across the life course.

NEW! Dr Erio Ziglio from the WHO has made a short film which will be shown to delegates during the conference. Dr Ziglio supports assets-based approaches and will outline how such an approach fits in with the WHO’s attempts to improve global health.

Conference email address:

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Conference DVD

We are producing a DVD from the conference. This will include copies of the four keynote oral presentations and accompanying slides, the ‘Adventure into Assets’ community film, coverage of the Big ShoutER stage performance by young people from Scotland and the short film made by Dr Erio Ziglio from the World Health Organization’s Venice Office, in support of the assets approach.

The DVD will be useful for anyone who wishes to draw on the four inspirational keynote lectures, including for teaching purposes, and also to illustrate assets ‘on the ground’ from differing community perspectives.

DVDs can be ordered by emailing  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The cost of each DVD is 40GBP including postage and packing. Please allow 28 days for delivery.

 

 

 

 

Delegates and those interested in an assets approach are invited to upload photographs of their own assets to the conference Facebook page (please note that you must confirm you have permission from any individual identifiable from the photograph; we would strongly encourage the use of images which do not contain people).

The Organising team

Sally Kendall

Director, CRIPACC

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Wendy Wills

Chair, organising committee

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Fiona Brooks

Chair, scientific committee

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Angela Dickinson

 

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Josefine Magnusson

 

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Antony Morgan

 

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Viktorija Ziabliceva (conference administrator)

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Lisa Whiting

 

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Chaz Simpson

 

 

 

Contact details

Assets for health and wellbeing across the life course: International conference 2011
The organising team are based at:
The Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care
University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield
Herts AL10 9AB
UK
Tel: 01707 289335
Email: healthassetsconf@herts.ac.uk