Health and Wellbeing

Heartbreaking impact of domestic abuse heard at event

Heartbreaking impact of domestic abuse heard at event

With more than 3,000 domestic abuse incidents reported in Wiltshire in 16/17, a host of professionals attended an event on the 6th December to promote a worldwide awareness campaign and hear about the work being done to highlight this important issue. There were more than 60 people at the event in County Hall, held to… Read More…

Don’t expect antibiotics for children

Don’t expect antibiotics for children

Don’t expect antibiotics for children – giving children antibiotics when they don’t need them puts children and family at risk  Antibiotics are essential to treat serious bacterial infections, such as meningitis, pneumonia and sepsis, but they are frequently being used to treat illnesses, such as coughs, earache and sore throats that can get better by… Read More…

Pink kittens highlight dangers of driving while distracted

Pink kittens highlight dangers of driving while distracted

Pink kittens highlight dangers of driving while distracted Somerset County Council is supporting Think! road safety in its latest campaign to deter young drivers from using their mobile phones while driving. Research has shown that younger drivers are three times more likely to use a mobile phone while driving than older drivers. They are also less… Read More…

‘Mummy’s Got Bipolar’ has now been turned into a short animation.

‘Mummy’s Got Bipolar’ has now been turned into a short animation.

Sonia Mainstone-Cotton’s children’s book ‘Mummy’s Got Bipolar’ has now been turned into a short animation. Bipolar disorder affects thousands of people in the UK, and many of them are parents. Sophie and Katie’s Mummy is one of them. Discover some of the highs and lows of having a Mummy with Bipolar from a child’s perspective, in this… Read More…

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 1st Oct – 31st Oct

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 1st Oct – 31st Oct

What is Breast Cancer Awareness Month? Breast Cancer Awareness Month aim to get as many people as possible involved in raising awareness and funds for breast cancer research. What are the signs and symptoms of breast cancer? Everyone’s breasts are different, and your breasts can change with age and at different times of the month.… Read More…

Go SUGAR SMART this School Year

Go SUGAR SMART this School Year

Go SUGAR SMART this School Year (and beyond) Sugary treats are everywhere we turn, so it’s no surprise that it’s hard to avoid consuming too much. Children are especially susceptible to temptation. While the occasional treat can be part of a healthy and enjoyable diet, overconsumption of the sweet stuff can lead to serious health… Read More…

Adults in South West at risk

Adults in South West at risk

Adults (aged 40-60) in South West at risk as over 560,000 do not even manage a brisk ten minute walk each month. 37% of adults aged 40–60 in the South West** walk less than ten minutes continuously each month at a brisk pace[i] New evidence paper shows ten minutes of walking at a brisk intensity… Read More…

Bath and North East Somerset gets Sugar Smart!

Bath and North East Somerset gets Sugar Smart!

Bath and North East Somerset gets Sugar Smart! – The Council has teamed up with local organisations, Sustainable Food Cities and the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation to help get the Sugar Smart message across. The campaign aims to address obesity, poor oral health and diabetes by helping people to recognise how much sugar is in… Read More…

Cyber Bullying and how to spot the signs

Cyber Bullying and how to spot the signs

No-one can deny the online world is an excellent resource for children and young people. It can be used for learning, playing games and connecting with friends. But along with the undoubted benefits of the internet, come dangers that can pose a risk to a child at any time. Children no longer just have access… Read More…

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