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Mental Health: Help and Support when you need it

Mental Health: Help and Support when you need it If you or someone you are concerned about needs help with their mental health, then we have support and resources to help. Each image below links to a resource or support information on our website that can help. If you are in crisis If you are … Continued

Movember: Changing the face of Men’s health

Movember: Changing the face of Men’s health Since 2003, ‘Movember’ has encouraged people to grow moustaches throughout November to raise funds and awareness about different aspects of Men’s Health. A registered charity, Movember has funded more than 1,250 projects worldwide, designed to transform how health services reach and support men. The main aim is to … Continued

Small changes can make a big difference to a healthy heart

Small changes can make a big difference to a healthy heart October has been National Cholesterol Month. It’s all about raising awareness and importance of maintaining a healthy cholesterol level. Small changes can make a big difference to your cholesterol levels and heart health through your habit, diet and exercise.  What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a … Continued

Viruses spread more quickly in winter: Get Boosted

Viruses spread more quickly in winter: Get Boosted Vaccinations are your best protection against covid-19 and flu, which spread more quickly in winter, and can both cause serious illness. Protection provided by covid-19 vaccines decreases over time, so if you are over 50, in an at-risk group or pregnant, boost your immunity this winter. Because … Continued

Stoptober: How to keep going with your quit attempt

Stoptober: How to keep going with your quit attempt At the start of October, thousands of people joined in with Stoptober – an attempt to go smoke-free for 28 days. If you are one of the people taking part in Stoptober, we wanted to offer some encouragement and tips on how to keep going. Why … Continued

How PCNs work with GP practices to benefit patients

How PCNs work with GP practices to benefit patients When the NHS introduced Primary Care Networks in 2019, part of their aim was to keep our GP practices at the heart of primary care. The PCN system has provided flexibility for practices to shape the care and services they offer to meet their patients’ specific, … Continued

Community Peer Support Groups: Autumn Dates

Community Peer Support Groups: Autumn Dates Here are the upcoming dates and locations for the Community Peer Support Groups, run on behalf of our PCN by Mental Health Concern. All groups are free to attend. Autumn Dates Group Description Location Dates Time Community Garden No experience necessary. Enjoy some fresh air and good company. Kingston … Continued

Millions more invited to get Autumn Covid Booster

Millions more invited to get Autumn Covid Booster From the morning of Friday 14th October, millions more people will be offered the extra protection of an Autumn Covid Booster vaccination. Anyone aged 50 or over can book their jab online or by calling 119. More than 7 million people have received their boosters since the … Continued