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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

HEALTH NEWS

World Mental Health Day

Funding for local Champions helping change how we think about mental health announced

Awards of up to £500 are being offered by Time to Change Leeds to fund activities to help put an end to mental health stigma and...
Mental Health

New report aims to help tackle Leeds mental health inequalities

A new report from Leeds City Council’s public health team has reviewed mental health needs in the city and makes recommendations to improve access...
Better Care Fund

Plans to provide more care for people recovering from a spell in hospital

Leeds City Council and its partners, including Leeds Community Healthcare Trust, have been awarded a multi-million pound contract to provide 72 community beds across...
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Smoking rates in Leeds drop to new low

Smoking levels in Leeds have been cut by nearly half over the last twenty five years new figures show. The latest figures released show...
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...
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...
Leeds Mind

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. The...
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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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Bonfire Night

Sponsorship of four popular community public bonfires still available

Businesses in Leeds are once again being offered the opportunity to sponsor one of the city’s fantastic public bonfires, as part of festivities to...
Leeds City Council

Pledge your support to recycle more glass as part of new campaign

Residents in Leeds are being asked to pledge to recycle their glass at their nearest bottle banks rather than throwing it into their household...
Otley Town Council

Opportunity for residents and business to find out more about plans to reduce flood...

Otley residents and businesses are being invited to come along and meet the team at a drop-in event on Tuesday 17 October. Visitors to the...
Leeds Industrial Museum

Yorkshire suit is made to measure for Big Apple’s fashion exhibition

For a Yorkshireman returning home after the Second World War, it was tailor made to help him take his first sartorial steps back into...
Leeds Credit Union

Take action now so debt worries don’t ruin your Christmas

Leeds residents are being encouraged to plan ahead for Christmas, to prevent overspending and debt worries from ruining their festive season. Leeds City Council is...
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Leeds comes together to take a stand against hate crime

Leeds City Council, Safer Leeds, West Yorkshire Police, and West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner are standing together to reassure members of the public...
Leeds Jewish Community

Council leader’s support for Jewish community after anti-Semitic grafitti

Leeds City Council Leader Councillor Judith Blake has written to the leaders of the Etz Chaim synagogue on Harrogate Road expressing her shock at...
Leeds City Museum

Take a walk on the dark side as museum celebrates goth culture

Visitors to Leeds City Museum can step into the shadows this weekend and explore the weird and wonderful world of Gothica. This Saturday, the museum...
Noddle Logo

First financial health hub launches in Leeds

Leeds residents will soon be able to start improving their financial health during a visit to town, thanks to a new partnership between Noddle...
Leeds Art Gallery

Leeds Art Gallery reopens tomorrow after a period of closure

Newly uncovered exhibition space and transformed Central Court Gallery. • Major ARTIST ROOMS: Joseph Beuys exhibition - with works by Beuys showing in Leeds for...
Lord Filkin, Bill Rollinson, Cllr Rebecca Charlwood

Five-year partnership to improve quality of later life for people in Leeds Lord Geoffrey...

A new partnership that will bring fresh thinking to the challenges and opportunities for older residents in Leeds was announced today (Wednesday, 11th October). Like...
First West Yorkshire

Leeds welcomes electric double decker bus trial

Following a successful trial in York, First Leeds has this week launched its trial of a new fully electric double decker bus. The “Metrodecker EV”...
Leeds Station

Senior councillors to discuss ambitious Leeds Station remodelling blueprint

A range of principles to guide the remodelling of Leeds Station into a transport hub of international significance at the heart of the Northern...
Kirkstall Abbey

Enjoy some mindful moments at beautiful Kirkstall Abbey

Centuries ago, it was a tranquil sanctuary where Cistercian monks would spend hours in peaceful contemplation. And this week Kirkstall Abbey will be giving people in...
John Charles Centre for Sport

New long-term lease agreement proposed to extend Hunslet RLFC’s proud residency at the John...

A new lease arrangement which would extend Hunslet RLFC’s stay at the John Charles Centre for Sport is set to be considered by senior...
Lotherton Christmas Experience

Enchanting festive extravaganza returns to Lotherton this Christmas

The picturesque grounds of Lotherton will once again be transformed into a unique festive attraction this Christmas. After a hugely successful debut year last year,...
Leeds United Football Club

Potential development of new Leeds United training ground in city set to be discussed...

A report recommending that Leeds City Council enter into formal discussions with Leeds United regarding the development of a new club training ground in...
Skeletons Our Buried Bones

2023 case study- Skeletons: Our Buried Bones

It’s one of the most stunning, bold and thought-provoking exhibitions Leeds has ever seen. Now one of the curators behind Leeds City Museum’s incredible new...
Christkindelmarkt German Christmas Market

Leeds’s famous German market extended to Christmas Eve

The city’s hugely popular annual Christkindelmarkt German Christmas market will return with an extended run this year staying open right up until Christmas Eve. Once...
Leeds Rhinos

Statement from Leader of Leeds City Council Cllr Judith Blake regarding Leeds Rhinos victory...

Castleford 6-24 Leeds: Rhinos thrash Tigers in 2017 Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford. Leeds Rhinos are the Super League champions for an eighth...
Arium Leeds

New purpose-built horticultural nursery set to officially open its doors to the public this...

A state-of-the art new horticultural nursery in Leeds will officially open to the public this weekend. Replacing the former Red Hall Nursery in Whinmoor, visitors...