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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

HEALTH NEWS

MindMate

Schools awarded for commitment to health and wellbeing

Schools from across the city are coming together to celebrate their commitment to health and wellbeing at a special celebration event next week. Pupils from...
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Leeds Mental Health city representatives respond to concerns about The Great Escape

Statement from Tom Riordan, CEO Leeds City Council; Helen Kemp, CEO Leeds Mind and Dr Sara Munro, Chief Executive Leeds and York Partnership NHS Trust following concerns...
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Leeds Backs World No Tobacco Day 2017

Health leaders in Leeds are backing international efforts to prioritise and accelerate tobacco control efforts on World No Tobacco Day on 31 May 2017....
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New child healthy weight plan for Leeds launched

A new plan to support Leeds families and their children achieve a healthy weight has been launched today. The Leeds Child Healthy Weight Plan was...
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New lessons help Leeds pupils learn about mental health

Lessons to help children and young people understand about mental health have been launched in Leeds today (Wednesday 3 May). As part of the city’s...
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New blood pressure funding could save thousands of lives in Leeds

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has awarded Leeds City Council and the city’s three Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) funding for people to have potentially...
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World Health Day supported by Leeds as international campaign against depression is backed

In the lead-up to World Health Day on 7 April, latest estimates from the World Health Organisation (WHO), suggest over 300 million people are...
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Providing quality in care homes in Leeds

People working in Leeds health and care are linking with service users and their representatives to make sure delivery of care in the city...
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Council launches health services for ten per cent poorest neighbourhoods in the city

A new way of delivering interventions to improve the health of the poorest ten per cent of Leeds will use expert knowledge and community...
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Leeds wins bid to become one of the first Time to Change hubs –...

Councils, the NHS, police, community groups, charities, employers and schools in Leeds are all coming together to change how we think and act about...
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Campaign highlights best chance of quitting for Leeds smokers

SMOKERS IN Leeds are being targeted by a new campaign to highlight the effectiveness of local Stop Smoking Services. Cancer Research UK has launched an...
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New report finds children with additional needs are proud to be from Leeds

A joint inspection carried out by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission has found that children and young people with special educational needs and...
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Leeds Rhino backs efforts to improve young mental health

Leeds Rhinos player Stevie Ward is backing a new citywide strategy to improve young people’s mental health. The 23 year-old player has spoken about his...
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Statement about plans for The Green care home

Councillor Rebecca Charlwood, Leeds City Council executive member for health, wellbeing and adults said: “The future for The Green has been subject of a lot...
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Happy, healthy birthday

One of Leeds less known gems this week celebrates 25 years of delivering expert advice and information to health, care and social work staff. The...
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Women in Leeds urged to have their smear tests as one in four do...

The latest statistics from NHS Digital have alarmingly revealed that last year more than a quarter (26%) of women in Leeds aged 25-64 who...
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Leeds champions voice of people with motor neurone disease

Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board has agreed to adopt the motor neurone disease (MND) Charter to confirm their support of local people living with...
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HIV Testing Week comes to Leeds as the city prepares light up red for...

The NHS, sexual health charities and Leeds City Council are gearing up for National HIV Testing week starting on 19th November. Now in its fifth...
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Living and breathing Leeds

Health and care partners in Leeds are using World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) day on Wednesday 16th November to highlight new peer support...
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Leeds Let’s Get Active to continue in 2017

A popular scheme which has inspired thousands of people to take part in sport and physical activity across Leeds will be continuing in the...
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Changing face of public health in Leeds highlighted

The changing face of public health over the past 150 years features in the 2016 report from Leeds City Council’s Director of Public Health,...

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Childcare

Only one week left to claim 30 hours childcare from September

Leeds parents are being warned they could miss out on the 30 hours early education entitlement from September if they do not apply for...
Child Friendly Leeds Awards

Young people given opportunity to plan prestigious annual event

Child Friendly Leeds is encouraging young people, aged 11 to 19 years (or 25 with additional needs), to apply to be part of the...
Jonathan and Alistair Brownlee

2023 case study- The Brownlee brothers

They’re the Leeds Olympic heroes who’ve made history on some of the biggest sporting stages in the world. Now Leeds’s triathlete brothers Jonny and...
A Level Leeds

A Level success for Leeds students

Young people in Leeds are celebrating receiving their A-level results today. Over 2900 Leeds pupils received their grades today and should all be proud...
Light Night 2017

Spectacular display set to throw new light on the story of Leeds

A dramatic new projection capturing the spirit, history and heritage of Leeds will illuminate one of the city’s most famous buildings when Light Night...
Leeds Secondary School

Applications now open for Leeds secondary school places

Parents across Leeds are being reminded to get their applications in for their child’s secondary school place for next September. Although it is only early...
Corinne Bailey Rae

2023 case study- Corinne Bailey Rae

As a two-time Grammy Award winner who’s sold out arenas worldwide, Corinne Bailey Rae has already helped Leeds go global. Now, fresh off a show-stopping...
Abbey House Museum

Object of the week- Lord Mayor’s penny

Ninety years ago, the Lord Mayor of Leeds and his wife became the first people to walk through doors of Abbey House Museum in...
Linton Bridge

Linton Bridge reopening date revealed

Leeds City Council has confirmed the much-anticipated date Linton Bridge will reopen next month following the completion of an extensive repair project. The grade II-listed...
Leeds City Beach

Seaside fun returns as City Beach officially opens this weekend

The great outdoor atmosphere of a visit to the beach will be available right in the heart of the city centre from this Saturday...
Temple Newsam Home Farm

Discover the delights of ‘Amazing Animals’ at Temple Newsam Home Farm

A wonderful array of exotic animals and birds are once again set to take centre stage at a popular Leeds farm next week. Held from...
Leeds Festival Drug Testing

Statement on Leeds Festival Drug Testing

A Leeds City Council spokesperson said: “Leeds City Council did not refuse to support drugs testing facilities being made available at this year’s Leeds...
CCTV

New parking enforcement measures to increase safety around schools

To increase safety around schools in time for the new school year, Leeds City Council is introducing new measures to tackle parking near schools...
Leeds Discovery Centre

Leeds Museums and Galleries object of the week- Giant squid model

Staring down imposingly from above the store entrance at Leeds Discovery Centre, this giant monster of the deep is one of the more bizarre...
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Paving stone unveiled in honour of First World War hero in Hunslet

A unique tribute has been unveiled this week to a First World War soldier from Hunslet who was awarded a Victoria Cross (VC) for...
World Breastfeeding Week

Leeds backs being breastfeeding friendly

Breastfeeding in Leeds is being given a thumbs up as council leaders endorse World Breastfeeding Week. Following on from Leeds being declared a breastfeeding friendly...
Goape

Proposals for high ropes adventure course in Temple Newsam move to next stage

A proposal for an aerial adventure course in east Leeds has now moved to the next stage. This follows the results of a public consultation...
Family Fun Day and Classic Car Show

Family Fun Day and Classic Car Show

About Family Fun Day and Classic Car Show The city of Leeds MG and Classic Car Club will be joining us once again in the...
Jobs Fair White Rose Shopping Centre

Popular jobs fair returns to White Rose Shopping Centre next week

A range of employers will once again be out in force at a popular jobs fair held in a Leeds shopping centre next week. On...
Kirkstall Abbey

New display piecing together abbey’s illustrious past

A collection of fascinating finds has been brought together in a new display reconstructing the colourful history of Kirkstall Abbey. Beautiful medieval tiles, which the...
For All Seasons

Object of the week- vintage bucket and spade

If you’re heading to the beach this summer, an essential item on your seaside checklist is sure to be a bucket and spade. And as...