Schools to be awarded for commitment to health and wellbeing

Schools from across the city are coming together this week to celebrate their commitment to health and wellbeing at a special celebration event. Pupils and staff from schools across Leeds will descend on the Banqueting Suite at Leeds Civic Hall on Friday 12 July to receive awards for the ‘Healthy Schools’, ‘Investors in Pupils’…

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New report warns of challenging times for Leeds health

Prospects for continuing improvements to people’s health in Leeds are under threat according to the latest annual report from Leeds Director of Public Health. Dr Ian Cameron, “Nobody Left Behind: Good Health and A Strong Economy”. Dr Cameron’s report uses a range of examples to highlight shifts in local and national health trends, including…

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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 MindMate Champion programme, the MindMate lessons have been developed to respond to children and young people wanting to learn more about mental health, before issues occur. MindMate Lessons is a…

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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 life-saving blood pressure checks, after they were successful in their bid for a BHF grant to support a community based project. There are over 100,000 people in Leeds with high…

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First ever Baby Week toddles into Leeds

Leeds will be awash with all things ‘baby’ next week, as the city launches its first ever Baby Week. Baby Week is an annual early years’ initiative aimed at bringing together statutory and voluntary services in the maternity, children and family sector. Baby Week Leeds replicates the Brazilian Semana do Bebe which is a…

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