Category Archives: Health and Wellbeing

Flu Mythbusting

  The recent flu outbreak in Australia shows that children and older adults are still two of the most vulnerable age groups .   Here in the UK we are just entering into our flu season and there is still … Continue reading

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How Friendly Fridays help living with memory loss

September is  World Alzheimer’s Month and the theme is “Remember Me” so we are looking at a group that helps people living with dementia or Alzheimers. Living with memory loss is challenging not just for the person with memory loss … Continue reading

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In Leeds Winter is coming – Winter wellbeing grants and 100 Winter Friends

But we’re still in August, the kids are still off school, we could have an Indian Summer.  All of this is true but there are some things we need to start planning ahead for – the 2017 Winter Wellbeing Small … Continue reading

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Changing what’s wrong to what’s strong Better Lives Leeds and co-production

This week is Co-production Week – a celebration of the benefits of co-production, shared good practice and the contribution of people who use services to improving and developing those services. It’s all about working with people, through an equal partnership with … Continue reading

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Men in Leeds risk paying a price if we neglect our health.

Men don’t visit the GP nearly as often as women and this means that some warning signs of health problems don’t get picked up as quickly as they might. Added to this, we tend to read less about the kinds … Continue reading

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Breathing easy across Leeds during Breathe Easy week

  Each year, Breathe Easy Week, which runs from 12-16 June 2017, raises awareness of lung conditions: this year the theme is air pollution and clean air.  The British Lung Foundation (BLF) is working closely with Leeds City Council’s public … Continue reading

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Making healthy choices easy choices

Public Health’s Paul Lambert knows a thing or two about temptation. In this blog he tells us a bit more…

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