Category Archives: Health

As part of HIV Testing Week, The Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr Dot Foster has taken the simple finger-prick test to help reduce stigma and encourage others to do the same. Testing for HIV is free, confidential and fast, which is summed up in this year’s HIV Testing Week theme: ‘Give HIV the finger – a… read more … about Mayor ‘gives HIV the finger’ as part of Testing Week>>

Mayor taking test

Calderdale people are moving more than ever before. That’s according to Sport England’s latest national Active Lives survey(external link), which revealed the highest ever level of physical activity and the lowest ever level of inactivity in Calderdale. The borough is now below the England average for levels of inactivity, and is one of the best… read more … about Calderdale gets active!>>

Calderdale Council has signed up to the national Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health(external link) from Public Health England (PHE), to build on its commitment to preventing mental health problems and promoting good mental health and wellbeing in the borough. Working closely with PHE and other organisations, the Council is making significant steps towards tackling… read more … about Council makes ground-breaking commitment to tackling mental health issues in Calderdale>>

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Calderdale Council is furthering its commitment to tackling the obesity crisis by considering adoption of the Local Government Healthy Weight Declaration. The declaration is a council commitment to promote healthy weight and looks to ensure that the healthy choice is the easier choice. Initially developed by the Food Active programme, the declaration has already been… read more … about Creating a healthier future for Calderdale>>

Cllr Shoukat

New figures show that the cost of smoking-related social care to Calderdale Council is over £3 million per year. Last year, smoking killed 78,000 people in England. But the cost of smoking doesn’t stop there – for every person killed by smoking, at least 30 people live with a serious smoking-related illness. Smoking is the… read more … about Counting the cost of smoking>>

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A new initiative to help parents and carers come up with ways for 2 to 4-year-olds to get a healthy amount of physical activity has been launched in Calderdale. Parents and children at two Calderdale Children’s Centres were amongst the first in Yorkshire and the Humber to try out Active Imaginations – an online resource… read more … about Helping young children to stay active>>

Active Imaginations

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership has pledged support for World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September by showing its commitment to end all preventable deaths by suicide across the area. World Suicide Prevention Day, organised by the International Association for Suicide Prevention, aims to raise awareness that suicide can be prevented. West Yorkshire… read more … about Partnership pledges support for World Suicide Prevention Day>>

Cllr Shoukat

Wainhouse Tower is lighting up pink to commemorate NHS Organ Donation Week, from Monday 2 September 2019. Across the UK, around 6000 people are waiting for an organ transplant. Three people a day die in need of a transplant due to a shortage of people being willing to donate organs. Organ Donation Week aims to… read more … about Shining a light on the generosity of organ donors>>

Support for breastfeeding mothers in Calderdale to help ensure babies get the best possible start in life has achieved an international gold standard. Calderdale Maternity and Health Visiting services have jointly been awarded The Baby Friendly Achieving Sustainability Gold Award by Unicef – the first joint maternity and health visiting Gold award in England. The services work together… read more … about Support for mothers and babies in Calderdale achieves golden first>>