Category Archives: Public Health

Calderdale families will receive extra support to nurture their children’s early speech, language and communication skills at home, to help give them the best possible start in life. This comes after Calderdale Council was chosen to take part in a national pilot for new communication training for health visitors, launched by the Department for Education… read more … about Giving children the best start in life>>

Calderdale Council’s Chief Executive and Director of Public Health have taken a HIV test, to help reduce stigma and encourage others to do the same. Robin Tuddenham (Chief Executive) and Paul Butcher (Director of Public Health) took the quick and simple finger-prick test as part of national HIV Testing Week, which starts on Saturday 17… read more … about Council leaders take HIV test to reduce stigma>>

There’s now less than a month for LGBTQ+ people to have their say about the support available in Calderdale and how they feel about their own mental health and wellbeing. 1 in 4 adults will experience mental health issues and national studies suggest a higher level within the LGBTQ+ community. Calderdale Council is asking anyone… read more … about Tell us what you think about our LGBTQ+ support>>

Calderdale Council’s innovative work to tackle child obesity has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award. The Council is a finalist in the Public Health Improvement category of The MJ Achievement Awards 2018. It has created strong partnerships with organisations across Calderdale to seriously address the issue of poor nutrition when tackling child obesity. Cllr… read more … about A taste of success for healthy eating scheme>>

Schools across Calderdale have been getting moving as part of a borough-wide competition for the #activecdale Schools Cup. The Schools Cup competition runs until Friday 23 March to coincide with the BBC’s Sport Relief Week. Schools have been uploading their photos and messages to twitter showing how they’re taking part in physical activity. Each school… read more … about Schools compete for #activecdale Schools Cup>>