Category Archives: Health

People in Calderdale are invited to a series of workshop events to help make a difference for those experiencing symptoms of Long COVID. Although most people with COVID-19 feel better within a few days or weeks of their first symptoms, for some people, COVID can cause problems that last for weeks or months after the… read more … about Help shape support for those with Long COVID>>

Cllr Tim Swift

This World Suicide Prevention Day (Sunday 10 September), Calderdale Council is encouraging local people to challenge the stigma of suicide and learn what they can do to help prevent it, by becoming a Suicide Prevention Champion. The campaign is run by West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership and urges everyone over 18 to sign up… read more … about Be a champion, help prevent suicide>>

What helps you to stay healthy and happy? That’s one of the things Calderdale Council would like to know, in a new survey designed to help improve health and wellbeing support for over-16s living or working in Calderdale. Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health, said: “The Council, the NHS and community… read more … about Have your say for a healthier, happier Calderdale>>

Cllr Tim Swift

People aged 35 and over and living in Calderdale, or registered with a Calderdale GP practice, are being asked for their thoughts about the NHS Health Check service. The NHS Health Check is a five yearly check-up for adults in England aged 40-74. It can help spot increased risk of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease,… read more … about Share your thoughts on the NHS Health Check service>>

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A Calderdale school has received the borough’s highest level of recognition for the health and wellbeing support it offers its young people. Calder Primary School, part of the Calder Learning Trust, is the first school in the borough to receive the Gold achievement award in the Calderdale Healthy Schools award programme, which recognises and celebrates… read more … about Achieving the gold standard in health and wellbeing support>>

Calder Primary School pupils with the Healthy Schools Gold Award

Families in Calderdale have been learning how to cook tasty and purse-friendly meals at a series of after-school cookery sessions. Earlier this year, five schools in the borough took part in a new Family Cook Clubs scheme, developed by Calderdale Council and funded by the Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund. The sessions supported parents and… read more … about Cookery clubs support Calderdale families>>

Pupils at Warley Road Primary Academy showing the food they made in Family Cook Clubs

Events are taking place across Calderdale as part of a Breastfeeding Awareness Week, aimed at supporting anyone who is pregnant, as well as partners and other interested family members or friends. Calderdale Council’s Public Health Team, Locala Community Partnerships’ Health Visitors, Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust (CHFT) Maternity Infant Feeding Team and volunteer Breastfeeding Peer… read more … about Support for local families as part of Breastfeeding Awareness Week>>

Mother and baby

Over £4million of funding could support work to make homes in Calderdale warmer, healthier and cheaper to heat. Calderdale Council’s Cabinet will consider plans for the use of grant funding of £4.14million following a successful application to the government’s Home Upgrade Grant Phase 2 scheme. Subject to approvals, the funding will be used to deliver… read more … about Supporting healthy homes which are cheaper to heat>>

Cllr Patient in electric van