Webinars

Susan and Stephen van Scoyoc periodically offer webinars or provide them for other organisations. The following webinars are upcoming and we hope you will consider attending one or all. All that is required is a computer and a connection to the internet. Generally these are one-way events — you listen and view displays on your browser. Questions can be sent using a form that appears in the browser. In many cases they can also be attended via telephone. It depends on the hosting service.

Also, feel free to email us and be added to our mailing list. We will keep you updated about our classes with reminder emails a few times per year.


 

Title: Practitioners: The Missing Link Between Public Health Policy and Physical Activity

Time/Date: To be confirmed (estimated late November 2015)

Hosted by: British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences & Human Kinetics

Presenter: Stephen van Scoyoc BS, MLA (Hons), CPD Rep, BASES Physical Activity for Health Division

How to Book: Links to book will be provided at a later date.

Overview:
In October 2014, Public Health England launched Everybody Active Every Day with the chilling finding that it is the UK, not the US, that leads the Western world in inactivity. Public Health England has now made clear its objectives for the health of the nation, but the basis of the fitness and training industry perhaps remains too firmly focussed on lofty goals and careers in performance and sports. Between the GP identifying a patient in need of lifestyle changes and that patient there is a gap yearning for professionals and evidence based practice to fill it. Sports and performance is exciting – achieving the very best that can be achieved always is – but the other side of this is the modest improvement in the general public’s health that will improve the quality of life throughout the country, reduce demands on health and social services, and improve productivity in the workplace. Physical activity for health is a sound science, which must be applied to be meaningful. Moreover, there must be one clear voice in the approach and the execution.

Learning Outcomes:
Members will appreciate the perspective and proposed approach of public health officials; the difference between goals in athletics and those in public health; the importance of effectively implementing change; recognise their role and responsibility in helping the public make these changes; and the future demand for specialists in this field.


 

Title: Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC)

Time/Date: To be confirmed (estimated late November 2015)

Hosted by: British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences & Human Kinetics

Presenter: Susan van Scoyoc, BSc., MS, C. Psychol, EuroPsy. AFBPsS, Consultant Psychologist

How to Book: Links to book will be provided at a later date.

Overview:
Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) are the core of implementing Physical Activity for Health. Whilst these are usually associated with interventions with physical disorders they have an equally important role to play in the care of those with mental health issues. Research has revealed the increased probability of early death and chronic physical illness in those with an existing mental health condition. Evidence now demonstrates the negative impact of physical health care in one department and mental health care in another with little communication between the two. The future is an integrated health approach and this webinar will demonstrate why.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify the physical health implications of mental illness
  2. Describe key psychological benefits associated with physical activities
  3. Describe theories about why exercise enhances mental health
  4. Describe use of exercise as treatment for depression
  5. Describe how to implement a treatment plan for those with mental health issues

 

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