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Change of mind

23 August 2011

Nursing Standard

General article

Hypnosis empowers people to discover and develop strengths in themselves they did not know they had and the consequences in people’s lives are often nothing short of...

An introduction to behaviour change among clients

06 April 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article, the first in the series of eight articles on health promotion, introduces nurses in clinical practice to the principles and practice of facilitating...

Supporting vulnerable groups during behaviour change

18 May 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article, the seventh of eight in the health promotion series, aims to inform nurses about the health behaviours and outcomes of vulnerable groups, and to offer...

Weight management through the development of a healthy lifestyle

01 March 2011

Primary Health Care


This article will look at the difference between weight management and dieting and will suggest some of the ways that healthcare professionals can help adults to...

A global initiative to tackle chronic disease by changing lifestyles

04 May 2011

Primary Health Care


C3 Collaborating for Health works to promote behaviour change in three areas: smoking cessation, better diet and increased physical activity. It brings together...

Health trainers can help people manage long-term conditions

28 March 2012

Primary Health Care

A&S Science

Health trainers work with disadvantaged groups in most parts of England to support people to make beneficial changes to their lifestyle. They are lay people who...

Making the link between staff and service-user health

07 June 2018

Mental Health Practice

Health inequalities

This article describes the introduction of a staff health programme designed to create a shift in culture in a mental health service towards the inclusion of...

Avoiding relapse in behaviour change

01 April 2005

Nursing Standard


This article, the third of eight in the health promotion series, aims to offer nurses strategies to help clients avoid relapsing into previous behaviour patterns...

Open to temptation

06 September 2011

Nursing Standard


Some hard-to-reach patients behave more healthily in the short term if offered incentives such as shopping vouchers. Long term schemes are difficult to manage.

Implementing evidence-based health promotion strategies

17 April 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes two modifiable risk factors contributing to chronic disease in Scotland: excessive alcohol consumption and physical inactivity, and discusses...