New CHEX film highlights impact of community-led health activity

'The Picture of Health: a community-led health film' highlights community-led health activity in four communities in Aberdeenshire, Edinburgh, Isle of Bute and the Scottish Borders by bringing to life the health impact that community-led health organisations have on individuals and the wider community.



The film tells us about the health benefits of intergenerational work in the Mearns and Coastal Healthy Living Initiative; the organisation of community participation for health activity through the Eyemouth Healthy Living Group; how the Pilmeny Development Project's Men's Health Group in Leith has transcended cultures and enhanced mental health and well being; and how young people have used Bute Healthy Living Initiative as a stepping stone to training and articulating their particular needs, and how the Healthy Living Initiative has developed a social enterprise trading arm.

The film also features some of the CHEX team who talk about CHEX's role in promoting community development approaches and supporting community-led health organisations and their public sector partners in developing and sharing good practice to build the evidence base for community-led health.

The film will be a valuable resource for those working with communities on health improvement and in particular the building of asset based and co-production work between public sector providers and community members.

The film is available on the SCDC YouTube channel in chapters and is available with or without subtitles. CHEX also have a small number of hard copies available; please contact Olivia Hanley if you think this would be useful for your organisation.

For any enquiries relating to the film, please contact