Behaviour change: guide for local government and partners

This guide is for local government and partners such as the NHS, emergency services and third-sector to support people to have healthier behaviours.


Achieving behaviour change: a guide for local government and partners

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Based on the Behaviour Change Wheel framework this can be used to help:

  • develop behaviour change interventions from scratch
  • build on or modify existing interventions
  • choose from existing or planned interventions

The guide provides a framework for understanding behaviour in its context and developing interventions and policies to change behaviour.

It can be used flexibly according to need and circumstance, rather than necessarily following a fixed sequence of steps. It introduces tools and provides case examples for each of these processes which can be used all together or as required during the development process.

Published 13 February 2020