Leeds backs fifth Stoptober as smoking rates drop

This year sees the fifth Stoptober campaign which will, as in previous years, encourage smokers up and down the country to take the 28 day challenge and not smoke for a month. Previous Stoptobers have helped thousands of smokers quit smoking for good, gaining better health and wealth as a consequence. Last year, out…

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“Let’s talk about it” say suicide prevention experts

As part of World Suicide Prevention Day on Saturday 10th September, Leeds Suicide Bereavement Service and Leeds City Council are among partners who have arranged an event at Leeds City Museum. Entitled “Suicide, we know it happens… Let’s talk about it”, the event will see leading researcher in suicide bereavement Dr Sharon McDonnell from…

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New school for pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs is top of the agenda

Senior councillors have approved a £45 million investment in specialist education provision for Leeds children who have social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs. At this week’s meeting of Leeds City Council’s executive board, members approved the significant investment to transform education and support services for children with (SEMH) needs, by creating one specialist…

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Getting healthier involving everyone

People across Leeds are invited to play their part in making Leeds the best city for health and wellbeing after leaders endorsed a new health and wellbeing strategy. Following a wide range of contributions from local people and experts, the focus of the strategy is on reducing health inequalities and building stronger connections across…

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