Movember Health Tips for Men

Movember is about bringing back the moustache, having fun and doing good to change the face of men’s health, specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health. Men take action by growing a moustache for the month of ‘Movember’ to raise awareness, and women support the men while promoting men’s health at home, in the workplace and within their community. …to read the rest of this article click here »

World COPD Day 10 November 2014

World COPD Day was set up to raise awareness for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD) and improve care for COPD sufferers around the world.

This year’s World COPD Day theme is ‘It’s Not Too Late’. This positive message was chosen to emphasise the actions people can take to improve their respiratory health, at any stage before or after a COPD diagnosis. …to read the rest of this article click here »

Drinking culture leads to sharp rise in liver disease deaths

An increasing drinking culture in Britain has led to a worrying jump in the number of people dying of liver disease Public Health England (PHE) has warned. The first regional study into the preventable disease has revealed a 40% rise in deaths over the past 12 years, with men twice as likely to be diagnosed as women. …to read the rest of this article click here »

Stoptober – It’s like October, but without cigarettes

Stop smoking for 28 days and you’re 5 times more likely to stop for good! “This time I’m definitely quitting”. If you said these words many times before, you’re not the only one! For one reason or another, it doesn’t always work. If it hasn’t worked for you, why not take on the Stoptober challenge and discover a new way to stop smoking! …to read the rest of this article click here »

World Mental Health Day 10 October 2014

The World Federation for Mental Health has chosen the theme ‘Living with
Schizophrenia’ for World Mental Health Day, which is celebrated on 10 October every year.

The aim of the day is to campaign for equity for people with schizophrenia and to address the stigma and prejudice that people with schizophrenia and other mental illnesses experience. Although schizophrenia is a serious illness affecting 26 million people worldwide (many more if family and carers are included), about 50% will have a good outcome if early and appropriate health and socio-economic opportunities are available. This includes access to health care, housing, education, recreation, employment and social relationships. In other words – their human rights. It is not the illness itself that causes many of the challenges faced by people with schizophrenia and their families; it is the barriers created through our ignorance and prejudice.

For a list of organisations that can offer advice and information about mental health and mental health services please click here

 

Back to School Health

Children spend more time at school than anywhere else except home so now is the time to ensure school-aged children are ready for a healthy school year ahead. Whether you’re a parent or teacher, here are some healthy ‘back-to-school’ tips to help you to be ready for some common challenges, such as vaccinations, exercise, sleep, homework and eating healthy lunches and snacks. …to read the rest of this article click here »

Older People – a new power for development

1 October is International Day of Older Persons. By 2020, half of UK’s population will be aged 50 or over. People have a better quality of living, which means longer lives!
As the population changes, the country will too. We need to improve attitudes towards older people and appreciate the roles they play in society. They can be forgotten about and sometimes treated like lesser members of society. …to read the rest of this article click here »