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Where you live can affect your health and well-being
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Part A Essay
'Where you live can affect your health and well-being.'
Using examples from Block 3, discuss this statement in relation to both the negative and positive impact that neighbourhoods can have for people who live there.
Where you live can affect your health and well-being. To determine what is meant by 'health and well-being', public health academic Ronald Labonte's model states that '... to experience health and well-being, three things need to be in place: physical capability, including vitality and energy; mental health, essentially described as having meaning and purpose in life; and a social context of connection to family and others in the community. ... people need energy and connection to others to enjoy good social relationships, connection to community and a sense of purpose to feel some control over life, and both energy and a sense of purpose to be able to live enjoyable lives (K101, Unit 9, pp.12).
Labonte's model, (K101, Unit 9, Figure 1, pp.13) illustrates that the three aspects of health and well-being ie physical, mental and social health, are all connected. In conjunction with Labonte's model, this essay focuses on the 1998 Independent Inquiry into Inequalities in
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