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Public health news

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.

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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.

CGL logo

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.

New joined-up healthy lifestyles service in Coventry

Published on Thursday, 29 March 2018

A new integrated healthy lifestyles service which encourages and empowers adults to take control of and improve their health and wellbeing is coming to Coventry.

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.

I know my HIV status. Do you?

I know my HIV status. Do you?

Published on Monday, 29 January 2018

Coventry City Council’s Public Health Team, Travel Klinix and the Highlife Centre are launching a campaign, ‘I know my HIV status. Do you?’ across Coventry.

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Getting on the move in Coventry parks

Published on Friday, 19 January 2018

Dozens of children are helping the Council in highlighting one of 44 locations across the city where run and walk markers are being installed in parks and green spaces.

Bird Flu detected in wild birds in Warwickshire

Published on Friday, 19 January 2018

Highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu has been detected in wild birds in Warwickshire.

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Sandra Godley to perform at Be Happy, Be Healthy event

Published on Thursday, 18 January 2018

Coventry Public Health has teamed up with partners such as Church Pastors to bring an exciting health event to the community.

Be happy be healthy

Be Happy Be Healthy event

Published on Wednesday, 03 January 2018

You’re invited to this free event to support you and your loved ones to be happy and healthy.

Advice on MMR Vaccine

Published on Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Public Health England (PHE) has issued advice for the public to ensure they have had the MMR vaccine after outbreaks of measles are confirmed in five areas of England.

Covsafe

Coventry Safe Space opens this December

Published on Friday, 08 December 2017

A new partnership service will be running throughout Christmas to help keep people safe during the festive period.

Winter

Another cold weather warning for the West Midlands

Published on Wednesday, 06 December 2017

Cold weather warning for Coventry - a reminder for residents to be a good neighbour.

Two people on bikes

Choose How You Move in Coventry

Published on Tuesday, 05 December 2017

Join in the conversation, how do you travel more actively in Coventry and Warwickshire?

Cold weather warning

Published on Monday, 27 November 2017

Weather warning alerts have been issued for the West Midlands to expect severely cold weather, from Tuesday onwards, with widespread frosts.

Alcohol ambulance for Coventry

New night time triage service goes live

Published on Friday, 24 November 2017

Arley medical services are the new provider for the night time triage service in Coventry.

West Midlands on the Move

West Midlands on The Move launched in Coventry

Published on Monday, 20 November 2017

Unique power stations are launched in Coventry as part of a new Combined Authority initiative.

Feeding Coventry has launched the Coventry Food Charter

Published on Monday, 20 November 2017

Feeding Coventry is happy to announce that it has publicly launched the Coventry Food Charter.

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