BiBFest 2023- General Public Day

BiBFest: How to grow healthy, happy children

Born in Bradford is one of the largest research studies in the UK, tracking the lives of over 60,000 Bradfordians to find out what influences their health and wellbeing. Evidence from Born in Bradford has helped to change policy and practice and develop innovative ways to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities.

Join us for our 9th scientific festival in the beautiful Salts Mill in the World Heritage village of Saltaire where we will share exciting new findings about how our society, our lifestyles, our genes and our environment shape our lives.

Our research aims to answer the following questions to promote the heath and wellbeing of families in Bradford:

  • Why do some children stay healthy while others get ill?
  • How can we lead healthy, active lives?
  • What helps children do well at school?
  • What helps give children the best start in life?
  • How important is our environment for health?
  • What it is like for teenagers growing up in Bradford?
  • How can we ensure our communities are at the heart of our research?

The panel session on the day will include:

  • Exposures and the City: Evidence and action around chemical and urban exposures
  • Tackling inequalities in children’s physical activity
  • How to unlock the power of communities: enablers and barriers
  • A little less conversation, a little more action please: What can we do to give ALL children a fair start in life?
  • Food, poverty and hardship in families: Talking about what needs to change with organisations providing support, people with lived experience of poverty, and people involved in research
  • Strengthening youth resilience against drugs and violence
  • Improving health through evidence driven educational equity
  • What do we know about the mental health of young people in Bradford (and what can we do)?

As well as interactive stalls from the research teams, VR demonstrations of BiB data, art installations and performance from Young People across Bradford!

This is a festival for families, practioners, policy makers and researchers, we would love you to join us.

This event is kindly sponsored by ActEarly

Click HERE to book your free place.