behaviour change

Peer Recovery Support Series, Section III: Understanding the Pathway and the Process


Successful recovery is a journey through a process of change. This webinar will explore the process and identify how peer specialists and providers can intervene in helping individuals with substance use disorders negotiate that recovery journey. The first step involves understanding important tasks and critical activities involved in recovery.

Outreach to People Who Survive Opioid Overdose

Langabeer, J., Champagne-Langabeer, T., Luber, S. D., Prater, S. J., Stotts, A., Kirages, K., ... & Chambers, K. A. (2020). Outreach to people who survive opioid overdose: Linkage and retention in treatment. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 111, 11-15.

Often it takes a critical moment, such as when someone survives an overdose, to motivate behavioural change.

It is particularly important that at these times people have access to the appropriate treatment.

Centre for Behaviour Change (CBC) Conference

London, United Kingdom,

The UCL Centre for Behaviour Change is excited to announce the 6th annual digital health conference ‘Behaviour Change for Health: current and emerging science and technologies’ from the 06 -07 April 2020.

Decisions to Use E‐cigarettes or Behavioural Support to Quit Tobacco

Hartwell, G., Egan, M., and Petticrew, M. ( 2019) Understanding decisions to use e‐cigarettes or behavioural support to quit tobacco: a qualitative study of current and ex‐smokers and stop smoking service staff. Addiction,
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Tobacco contains nicotine, which is highly addictive and can cause dependence. Although many people understand the negative health consequences of smoking for themselves and those around them, cutting down or stopping smoking can be highly challenging.

15th UKSBM Annual Scientific Meeting

Bath, United Kingdom,

The UK Society for Behaviour Medicine invites all behavioural and public health researchers, clinical practitioners, epidemiologists, health and clinical psychologists, medical sociologists, health economists, nurses, pharmacists and all other colleagues interested in the field of behavioural medicine to participate in the two day meeting from Thursday 16th January - Friday 17th January 2020.<

Centre for Behaviour Change

London, United Kingdom,

Behaviour change is increasingly recognised as central to human well-being, social cohesion and environmental sustainability. Changing behaviour and how to maintain that change is complex and requires a systematic approach to intervention development, implementation and evaluation. 

Substance Use, Sleep and Intervention Design

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Background: Alcohol and other drug use is associated with poor sleep quality and quantity, but there is limited qualitative research exploring substance users’ experiences of sleep and few psychosocial sleep interventions for them.

Aim: To inform the development of psychosocial interventions to improve sleep amongst people reporting drug/alcohol problems.

Equipping Community Pharmacy Workers as Agents for Health Behaviour Change

Steed L, Sohanpal R, James W, et al Equipping community pharmacy workers as agents for health behaviour change: developing and testing a theory-based smoking cessation intervention BMJ Open 2017;7:e015637. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015637
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Objective: To develop a complex intervention for community pharmacy staff to promote uptake of smoking cessation services and to increase quit rates.

Design: Following the Medical Research Council framework, we used a mixed-methods approach to develop, pilot and then refine the intervention.