Health and Wellbeing

Making time for me

Making time for me

For busy parents who are juggling work and childcare, it can be difficult to set aside time for themselves but when was the last time you really put yourself first and listened to what you wanted? We’re always being told about how important self-care is and though it might seem impossible to carve out a… Read More…

Improved mental health care funding for new mums

Improved mental health care funding for new mums

New and expectant mothers in England will be able to access help with mental health problems more easily within the next year, according to NHS England. More than £20m will be spent on services in underserved parts of the country. The announcement follows commitments to improve the help offered to mothers by both the former… Read More…

How to access healthcare in B&NES over the May bank holiday weekend

How to access healthcare in B&NES over the May bank holiday weekend

Follow the advice given in the ‘3 before GP’ campaign, which Bath and North East Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group are backing: Self-care You can safely treat the symptoms of many minor ailments at home, with rest and over-the-counter medicines. Use trusted NHS online services The NHS Choices website offers advice on a range of health… Read More…

NSPCC reveals worrying figures about grooming on social media

NSPCC reveals worrying figures about grooming on social media

In a new report from the NSPCC they reveal that Facebook and apps owned by the social network were found to have been used in 52% of grooming cases investigated by the police. The children’s protection charity is now urging culture secretary, Matt Hancock, to bring in stronger regulations to tackle this issue. Worryingly, the… Read More…

Alfie Evan’s parents return to court

Alfie Evan’s parents return to court

Tom Evans, 21, and Kate James, 20, the parents of Alfie Evans, are returning to court today to launch another legal bid to allow their 23-month-old son to continue to receive treatment. Alfie has a degenerative brain disease and his case has brought the debate about end of life care back to the forefront of conversation.… Read More…

BaNES CCG backs Diabetes Prevention Week 201

BaNES CCG backs Diabetes Prevention Week 201

This year’s Diabetes Prevention Week is reminding people that they can reduce their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by making some simple changes to their lifestyle. The week, which runs from 16 – 22 April and is being backed by NHS Bath and North East Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group, aims to raise public awareness… Read More…

Should the age of consent be lowered?

Should the age of consent be lowered?

Debate about the age of consent has been rife in recent weeks with France announcing plans to set its age of consent to fifteen following the public trials involving two eleven years olds in the country, after a 29 year old man was acquitted of raping an eleven year old because the courts couldn’t find… Read More…

Budding Scientists and Horrible Histories at the new room on Saturday

Budding Scientists and Horrible Histories at the new room on Saturday

Running as part of the National Alliance for Museums’ third annual ‘Health & Wellbeing Week,’ taking place 12-18th March, the New Room in Bristol is one of a growing number of museums nationwide that will be showcasing aspects of their work which contribute to people’s health and wellbeing. The New Room’s ‘showcase’ day on Saturday,… Read More…

Midwives are here to help you this No Smoking Day

Midwives are here to help you this No Smoking Day

Midwives play a vital role in supporting the 11% of pregnant women across the South West who smoke, to give up during their pregnancy and with Wednesday, 14th March being No Smoking Day, Public Health England have released information about smoking during pregnancy and detailing the support available for those who’d like to stop. Latest… Read More…

400-600-600 campaign launches to help adults tackle ‘calorie creep’

400-600-600 campaign launches to help adults tackle ‘calorie creep’

Public Health England have launched a new campaign to help adults tackle hidden calories. According to their data, adults consume on average 200-300 more calories than they need to each day and that a quarter of calorie intake comes from eating out. Because of this, many major high street food retailers have joined with Public… Read More…

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