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Public health news

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Get On Your Feet this Friday

Published on Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Workers across Britain are being encouraged to convert “sitting time” to “standing time” this Friday (26 April) as part of the On Your Feet Britain campaign.

World TB Day

World TB Day 2019

Published on Friday, 22 March 2019

This Sunday (24 March) is World TB Day which is designed to build public awareness about tuberculosis which is still a leading cause of death worldwide killing nearly one and a half million people.


Walking for Wellbeing - Green Space Walks

Published on Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Lunchtime walks to some of the city's green spaces are to begin in March.

Do good and get fit at the same time with GoodGym

Published on Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Fitness phenomenon GoodGym, which combines getting fit with doing good deeds in the community, has announced it will launch in Coventry on March 19.

Children's Mental Health Week

Children's Mental Health Week - calling all parents!

Published on Thursday, 07 February 2019

As well as being Time to Talk Day today, it is also Children's Mental Health Week. This year it's all about taking steps to be healthy inside out.

Time to Talk Day

Time to Talk Day 2019

Published on Thursday, 07 February 2019

Today marks Time to Talk Day, which means we want everyone to have a conversation about mental health.


The gym where the whole community shares the gains

Published on Thursday, 31 January 2019

GoodGym Coventry offers a chance to get fit and help people in the community. People in Coventry can combine getting fit with doing good deeds, thanks to the innovative new fitness phenomenon, GoodGym.

Time to Talk Day

Published on Monday, 28 January 2019

On Time to Talk Day, we want everyone to have a conversation about mental health.

Chris Whitty visit to Coventry

Chief Scientific Adviser visits the City of Culture 2021

Published on Friday, 25 January 2019

One of the government’s top scientific advisers paid a visit to Coventry on Friday 18th January, to understand the public health challenges.

Councillor Caan joins the Festival of Running

Councillor Caan joins the Festival of Running

Published on Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Cllr Kamran Caan, Cabinet Member for Public Health & Sport, is to take part in the GoRun 5k Fun Run in March 2019.

Sexual Health Summit participants

Public Health's Sexual Health Summit

Published on Friday, 18 January 2019

On Wednesday 16 January, the Public Health Team held an Integrated Sexual Health summit (ISH).

Chief Scientific Adviser to the Department of Health and Social Care to visit Coventry City Council

Published on Wednesday, 09 January 2019

On 18 January, Professor Chris Whitty will visit Coventry City Council.

Members' Seminar - Year of Wellbeing and European City of Sport

Published on Thursday, 20 December 2018

2019 is set to be a very exciting year! It's the Coventry and Warwickshire Year of Wellbeing and Coventry is the European City of Sport.

Members Seminar

Members Seminar - Year of Wellbeing and European City of Sport

Published on Friday, 14 December 2018

2019 is set to be a very exciting year in Coventry. The Coventry and Warwickshire Year of Wellbeing and Coventry being the European City of Sport provide us with a fantastic opportunity to engage the people of Coventry in ways to improve their health and wellbeing. 

Cold weather warning for Coventry and Warwickshire

Published on Thursday, 13 December 2018

Local NHS and Council leaders are urging people to think about how cold weather and winter viruses may affect you, your family and neighbours.

Cov Safe Space

Coventry Safe Space opens its doors once again

Published on Friday, 23 November 2018

Coventry Safe Space will be returning to the City Centre once again to help keep people safe during the festive period.

International Men's Day

It's International Men's Day

Published on Monday, 19 November 2018

Today, 19 November, marks International Men’s Day which celebrates worldwide the positive value men bring to the world, their families and communities.

16 Days of Action

16 Days of Action

Published on Thursday, 15 November 2018

Next week, from Sunday 25 November, through until Monday 10 December, Coventry City Council will be raising awareness of Domestic Abuse through the 16 Days of Action campaign.

Cllr Kamran Caan, Gail Quinton, Sir Michael Marmot & Cllr George Duggins

Coventry as a Marmot City - Poverty Summit

Published on Monday, 12 November 2018

Today, Coventry City Council and Partners from across the city came together to hold a Poverty Summit to show how it is tackling and will continue to tackle poverty in the city.

Dr Charles Ashton having his flu jab

New vaccine offers over 65s more protection from flu

Published on Friday, 12 October 2018

Top local doctors are urging people aged over 65 to protect themselves from flu with the new vaccine.

World mental health day

World Mental Health Day 2018

Published on Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Partners throughout Coventry and Warwickshire are coming together to mark World Mental Health Day (WMHD) in a series of events across the region on Wednesday 10 October. Mental health problems affect one in four people, yet too often people are afraid to talk about their experiences because they fear the response and stigma they may experience.

Tom Evans - Insight

Stoptober 2018

Published on Monday, 08 October 2018

Stoptober, the 28-day stop smoking challenge from Public Health England, is up and running! If you're taking part in Stoptober this year, we wish you the best of luck on your quitting journey.

Switch and save

Switch and Save money on your energy bills

Published on Thursday, 04 October 2018

Coventry City Council’s Switch and Save Scheme returns again, helping residents save money on their energy bills.

Stoptober 2018

Stoptober campaign backed by city rugby club

Published on Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Players from Coventry Rugby Football Club have teamed up to raise awareness of free support for people to give up smoking ahead of Stoptober, the national stop smoking campaign.

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day 2018: Working together to prevent suicide

Published on Monday, 10 September 2018

Partners throughout Coventry and Warwickshire are coming together to mark World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) in a series of events across the region on Monday 10 September.

Severn Trent CEO, Liv Garfield and Cllr Kamran Caan

Severn Trent launches Refill project across Coventry

Published on Thursday, 30 August 2018

Severn Trent is teaming up with local businesses and the City Council to make sure the people of Coventry can enjoy wonderful water when they’re out and about.

Lady Godiva in Broadgate

Reminder issued as heatwave continues for Coventry and Warwickshire

Published on Thursday, 26 July 2018

With temperatures continuing to soar and the Met Office declaring a level three heat wave, people are being urged again to look out for the vulnerable and take steps to stay cool.

Heatwave and fire

Remember your fire safety in the heatwave

Published on Thursday, 26 July 2018

The ongoing hot weather means we all have to be extra careful of the risk of fires.

Staying safe in the heat

Published on Thursday, 26 July 2018

Heatwave alerts continue to be issued across large parts of England to warn people about hot weather forecast over the coming days.

Let's Ride Coventry map

Let's Ride Coventry!

Published on Thursday, 26 July 2018

Coventry is hosting a free street festival with a difference. See the city from the saddle on a traffic free circuit including a ride through the Cathedral ruins and around the Ring Road.

Caludon Park

Getting Coventry on the Move in Caludon Park

Published on Monday, 23 July 2018

Today, Coventry City Council hosted an event to launch Coventry on the Move in Parks in Caludon Park.

Cllr Caan and Cllr Seccombe signing the Coventry and Warwickshire concordat.

Coventry and Warwickshire step up to a Year of Wellbeing

Published on Friday, 20 July 2018

The Coventry and Warwickshire Place Forum, made up of the two Health and Wellbeing Boards, has designated 2019 as the Year of Wellbeing to significantly raise the profile of health and wellbeing opportunities for everyone.

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Free café space on offer in Coventry

Published on Tuesday, 03 July 2018

Change Grow Live is offering free, partly furnished and fitted café space in Coventry.

Heatwave Advisory for Coventry and Warwickshire

Published on Tuesday, 26 June 2018

With temperatures set to soar over the next few days and the Met Office predicting heat wave conditions, people are being urged to look out for the vulnerable.

Have you got a healthy heart?

Published on Monday, 11 June 2018

A new healthy lifestyle service is encouraging people to find out how young their heart really is.

CGL Launch

Innovative drug and alcohol support services launch in Coventry

Published on Wednesday, 06 June 2018

On Monday 4 June, national health and social care charity Change Grow Live (CGL) together with Coventry City Council officially launched their new drug and alcohol support service for adults.

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New head of Public Health in Coventry announced

Published on Friday, 25 May 2018

Coventry City Council has named a new Director of Public Health & Wellbeing to lead the drive towards a healthier, more active city.

Concentrating on prevention of FGM will have greatest impact, says expert

Published on Tuesday, 01 May 2018

More attention must be paid to preventing female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK rather than chasing ‘extremely difficult’ prosecutions, says an internationally-renowned expert.

Change for life

Change4Life helps Coventry families control snacking habits

Published on Thursday, 08 February 2018

Today Public Health England’s Change4Life roadshow is in Coventry at the Tesco Superstore in Walsgrave. The road show is open from 9.30am to 5.30pm.

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