Congratulations to Michael Crilly, Director of Social Health and Community Inclusion with The Life Rooms, who has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH).

The Life Rooms’ social model of health aligns closely to the aims and vision of the RSPH, which is that every community, workplace and individual should have the opportunity to optimise their own health and wellbeing.

Michael’s Fellowship recognises his commitment to promoting the health of the population, and provides a platform to share and promote the work and research of The Life Rooms and Mersey Care. His significant work around arts and health, promoting recovery, and social inclusion where key to his appointment as Fellow.

The RSPH is an independent health education charity and the world's oldest public health body, and is dedicated to improving and protecting the health of the people. There are almost 6,000 members world-wide and is made up of healthcare professionals, environmental health experts, policy-makers, academics and various other backgrounds.

Fellow is the highest level of membership and is awarded in recognition of public health expertise and experience. It grants access to a range of networks and platforms for learning, sharing and disseminating best practice in promoting health.

This is welcome recognition of the relevance and significance of social and community models of health as The Life Rooms develops future plans for supporting our communities to become activated in their own health and wellbeing.

You can follow The Life Rooms on social media @LifeRooms_MC and Michael Crilly @Crill75