Category Archives: Public Health

Residents in Calderdale will soon receive important advice to support them to stay warm, safe and well throughout this winter. The latest version of the Winter Wise guide is being sent to all households in Calderdale, with updated advice on a range of topics to help support residents through the winter period. The guide has… read more … about Helping you stay safe, well and Winter Wise>>

Winter wise

Joint press release with Calderdale CCG The NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Programme in Calderdale celebrates its first anniversary this week having helped to protect people from the serious effects of COVID-19. One year ago today (15 December) Calderdale administered its first vaccine to Resham Bi from Halifax and since that time, through an amazing collective effort,… read more … about Happy anniversary Calderdale vaccination programme!>>

First vaccine

I want to take the opportunity to update you on what we know about the Omicron variant of COVID-19, what it means for Calderdale and the action being taken to delay the variant spreading. The variant was first identified in Southern Africa and has been identified as a Variant of Concern by the World Health… read more … about Message from Deborah Harkins, Director of Public Health for Calderdale Council>>

Debs Harkins, Director Public Health

Calderdale Council is backing World Suicide Prevention Day(external link) (Friday 10 September 2021) to help share the message that suicide can be prevented. One in every 100 deaths worldwide is the result of suicide, which has a deep and long-lasting impact on individuals, families and communities. In England in 2020, there were 4,912 registered deaths… read more … about Creating hope through action this World Suicide Prevention Day>>

World Suicide Prevention Day

Extra COVID testing in areas of concern in Calderdale has now come to an end, but residents are still encouraged to follow the five big things to protect themselves and others. Targeted testing has been taking place for the last four weeks, initially in response to an increase in cases linked to a place-based outbreak… read more … about Keep following the five big things as extra testing ends in Calderdale>>

5 big things

Calderdale Council has published an update to the Local Outbreak Prevention and Management plan, to support the next phase of actions required to tackle the COVID pandemic. Partners in Calderdale have been working to prevent and manage COVID-19 outbreaks since the pandemic began. The Local Outbreak Prevention and Management plan was originally published in June… read more … about Updating our plan to tackle COVID-19>>

Debs Harkins, Director Public Health

Calderdale Council has been selected to take part in a national pilot, in partnership with NHS Test and Trace, to expand its local contact tracing service. Calderdale is one of only two local authorities nationally to be selected to take part in a new programme allowing local teams to follow up contacts of COVID cases,… read more … about New pilot scheme to expand our local contact tracing>>

COVID

This No Smoking Day (Wednesday 10 March), Calderdale Council and Yorkshire Smokefree Calderdale are encouraging smokers to quit and look forward to a more positive, smoke-free future. The theme of national No Smoking Day 2021 is ‘Quitting smoking doesn’t have to be stressful’, focusing on the mental health benefits of stopping smoking. National research shows… read more … about Start your happier, smoke-free life this No Smoking Day>>

No Smoking Day 2021

Every elderly care home in Calderdale has now had their first life-saving COVID-19 vaccinations delivered to those that were willing and able to receive it. Working together in groups, GP practices have provided the vaccine to residents and staff as part of the national roll-out, which is prioritising those most at risk from the virus…. read more … about First life-saving COVID-19 vaccinations delivered to every elderly care home in Calderdale>>

Care homes