This section makes the links between aspects of life in Glasgow and the lifestyle choices people are able to make. 

Substance misuse and mental health

Lifestyle Resource substance

The ability to make and sustain healthy life choices is related to many factors in an individual’s life: long-term unemployment, insecure workdeprivation and social isolation are all linked to substance abuse.  


Where people live

Lifestyle Resource substanceThe physical environment in which people live can encourage a physically active lifestyle. Factors such as the proximity to derelict landtraffic volumes and perceived safety (road casualties), active travel options to work or school (such as walking /cycling) can enable or inhibit the ability to lead an active lifestyle. 


Childhood and adolescence

Lifestyle Resource substance

The life choices that individuals make are strongly influenced by experiences in childhood and adolescence. Problem drinking and drug taking and poor diet are more common in children and adolescents in Glasgow compared to other Scottish cities, suggesting these problems will continue to be very relevant for Glasgow.

  • Resource
    Wednesday, 11 June 2014

    Exploring alcohol-related harm in Glasgow

    A new report from the Glasgow Centre for Population Health explores the increasing burden of alcohol related deaths in Glasgow from a local, national and international context.
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    Thursday, 26 May 2011

    Your Better Life Index

    A new, interactive index allowing users to measure and compare their lives.
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    Sunday, 1 November 2009

    Miniature Glasgow - Video

    An extension of the GCPH's work profiling Glasgow's health, produced in collaboration with the International Future Forum.
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    Wednesday, 19 August 2009

    A Games Legacy for Glasgow

    Brochure outlining the potential legacy of Glasgow's role as Commonwealth Games host city in 2014.
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    Friday, 17 July 2009

    Views of Health in Glasgow - Video

    Originally produced for an international audience at a conference in Pittsburgh, USA, this film provides insights on health concerns and beliefs drawn from interviews with Glaswegians themselves and with a group of health experts.
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    Monday, 3 April 2006

    Let Glasgow Flourish

    A comprehensive report on health and its determinants in Glasgow and West Central Scotland