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Tackling illicit tobacco helps smokers quit

Dr Ian Cameron, Leeds City Council Director of Public Health, is backing campaigns to tackle illegal tobacco, help people quit smoking and promote a smoke free generation. 

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A Recovery College for Leeds

Leeds is getting a Recovery College. But what’s that got to do with mental health and wellbeing? The man in charge of developing it, Simon Burton, explains in this blog, originally posted with Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trust.

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Don’t go slip sliding away- walking safely during wintery weather conditions

Originally posted on Better Lives for People in Leeds:
Slips, trips and falls are the most common types of accident in life affecting any age and, thankfully, often only resulting in minor bumps and bruises. However recent icy conditions have…

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Leeds is fighting loneliness with an app and a map

Jonathan Hindley, an Advanced Health Improvement Specialist with Leeds City Council, recently talked to Anoush Darabi from the apolitical.co website about a new app on the way to making a big difference to care in the city. Apolitical have kindly allowed us to … Continue reading

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The Big Seven-O – #NHS70

This year we have seen the huge popularity of the NHS celebrated as we mark its 70th anniversary. On the day we celebrate that birthday, Councillor Rebecca Charlwood, Leeds City Council Executive Member for Adults and Health, highlights thoughts about … Continue reading

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Nobody Left Behind

The latest annual report from Dr Ian Cameron, Leeds Director of Public Health, makes for fascinating reading. Warning of challenging times for Leeds health, he focuses on a key areas for concern and highlights recommendations for improving progress. Continue reading

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Prevention, Best Start and Tessa Jowell

We understand in Leeds that prevention is worth investing in, and will do all we can to continue to deliver support to families in Leeds which help them live longer, healthier lives. If we succeed in this, we can perhaps consider it a tribute to Tessa Jowell and others who helped inspire proactive approaches to health and wellbeing. Continue reading

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