Category Archives: Public Health

Queer as Smoke is a new campaign supporting LGBTQ+ smokers in Calderdale and Kirklees. The campaign launched at in June at Kirklees Pride in Huddersfield, providing information on stop smoking services and raising awareness among the LGBTQ+ community and service providers. Led by local charity the Brunswick Centre(external link), the campaign will run across social… read more … about Queer as Smoke – new LGBTQ+ smoking campaign launched in Calderdale>>

Cllr Tim Swift

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

Wainhouse Tower is lighting up blue to raise awareness of the dangers of asbestos and highlight the importance of health and safety at work. The iconic Calderdale landmark will turn blue on the night of Friday 7 July for Action Mesothelioma Day. Calderdale Council has pledged its support for the national Go Blue for Meso(external… read more … about Council to highlight danger of asbestos exposure>>

Calderdale Council

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

Ten years on from Public Health transferring from the NHS back to local government, Calderdale Council is reflecting on achievements and the difference made to communities during the past decade. On Saturday 1 April 2023, it’s 10 years since Public Health departments across the country moved into councils, which the Local Government Association describes as… read more … about Public Health celebrates decade at the heart of Calderdale Council>>

Debs Harkins, Director Public Health

A new network of family hubs has been given the go ahead in Calderdale, providing local families with information and advice on a wide range of issues. Calderdale Council is one of 75 local authorities across the country to receive funding from the Department for Education’s Family Hubs and Start for Life Programme. Family hubs… read more … about Local families at the heart of new support network>>

Family journey

The Community CPR Fund and Calderdale Council have teamed up to install new defibrillators across the borough, to help increase the survival rate if someone has a cardiac arrest outside of hospital. The Council worked with Neil Davidson from the Community CPR Fund to identify where they were needed most, and gifted 10 defibrillators to… read more … about New defibrillators to help save lives in Calderdale>>