The voluntary setting and its contribution to health promotion

  • Yvonne Anderson
  • Zoë Heritage


This chapter will focus on the main functions of voluntary agencies working in the health promotion field. The classification used describes pressure groups, service providers, information services, community and self-help groups. Most voluntary organisations, however, undertake a number of functions; for example, the National Childbirth Trust works with the Department of Health, organises a self-help network and is active in educating the public. A case study of Victim Support will be described to illustrate some of the ways in which a particular voluntary organisation can contribute to health promotion.


Health Promotion Voluntary Organisation Voluntary Agency Voluntary Sector Psychological Empowerment 
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  • Zoë Heritage

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