Health and wellbeing news


World Mental Health Day 2020: Mental Health for all

Published on Wednesday, 07 October 2020

Health partners across Coventry and Warwickshire are marking World Mental Health Day on 10 October by raising public awareness of resources that they can access to help improve their wellbeing.

No room for complacency when dealing with COVID-19

Published on Friday, 02 October 2020

The Leader of the Coventry City Council has urged residents and businesses to continue the fight in stopping the spread of Coronavirus.


Coventry health services team up for Stoptober to get residents in better health during COVID-19

Published on Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Smokers in Coventry are being encouraged to take quitting seriously this Stoptober following the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact on people’s health behaviours.

Coventry City Council launches health campaign to help residents to get fit during COVID-19 pandemic

Published on Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Coventry City Council and partners are supporting a major new, adult health campaign to help residents become more resilient to COVID-19 by kickstarting a journey to better health.


World Suicide Prevention Day: life is dear, keep hold of it

Published on Wednesday, 09 September 2020

Health and social care partners across Coventry and Warwickshire are marking World Suicide Day on 10 September as part of the Wellbeing for Life Festival.

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Celebrate Wellbeing for Life at Coventry & Warwickshire’s virtual festival

Published on Friday, 04 September 2020

With the current climate, the importance of looking after our wellbeing and taking care of our mental health has become increasingly important.


Temperatures set to soar across the West Midlands

Published on Tuesday, 11 August 2020

With temperatures set to be over 30 degrees Celsius this week, people are being urged to look out for those vulnerable to heat exposure and stay cool, as the Met Office issues new heatwave.

Helping people to realise the world is a better place with them in it

Published on Thursday, 06 August 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted on nearly everyone’s mental health. For some people, the difficulties that have been faced have led them to thoughts about taking their own life.

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The 2020 Health and Wellbeing Awards winners have been announced

Published on Thursday, 30 July 2020

The winners of the 2020 Health and Wellbeing Awards in Coventry have been announced.


HLS Coventry launches digital resource for carers

Published on Friday, 10 July 2020

Healthy Lifestyles (HLS) Coventry has launched a digital resource pack to provide online support for those people caring for family and loved ones.

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Carers Week 2020

Published on Monday, 08 June 2020

This week is Carers Week and it is all about raising awareness of caring, highlighting the challenges carers face and recognising the contribution they make to families and communities.

Unsung heroes – helping fulfil last wishes

Unsung Heroes – helping fulfil last wishes

Published on Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Three Coventry City Council registrars have been named unsung heroes for their kindness and compassion in supporting several couples with their last wishes to marry the person they love.

Unsung heroes – mobilising to make the vulnerable a priority

Unsung Heroes – mobilising to make the vulnerable a priority

Published on Wednesday, 13 May 2020

When CV Life closed their doors to their leisure centres and sports facilities following the lockdown announcement, the team rallied together.

Unsung heroes – Protecting the health and wellbeing of vulnerable adults

Unsung Heroes – protecting the health and wellbeing of vulnerable adults

Published on Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Emily Carter, support worker, based at Brookview Care Home has been named an unsung hero by her colleagues, for providing support to adults with learning and physical disabilities in Coventry.

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Unsung Heroes – Emotional support for residents with sensory loss

Published on Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Emma Kennard, a Senior Enablement Officer for the Coventry Enablement Service at BID Services, has been emotionally supporting people living in Coventry with hearing and sight loss.

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Unsung Heroes – the kindness of neighbours

Published on Wednesday, 13 May 2020

A Coventry woman is proving the virus has turned many of us into caring and kind neighbours, by striving to make people laugh and smile during these uncertain times.

International Day of the Nurse

Coventry City of Culture Trust invites the people of Coventry to make the city glow in support of frontline staff on International Day of the Nurse

Published on Monday, 11 May 2020

Tuesday 12 May marks International Day of the Nurse and the 200th birthday of the Lady of the Lamp, Florence Nightingale.


COVID-19 mental health campaign launched today

Published on Friday, 17 April 2020

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are supporting the new Every Mind Matters advice for looking after mental wellbeing.

Leader addresses Council on Coronavirus situation

Published on Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Council Leader, Cllr George Duggins, addressed yesterday's Full Council on the Coronavirus situation, thanking health workers and urging people to work together and support one another.


Localised health reports launched to help services respond to growing and changing city

Published on Wednesday, 12 February 2020

A series of new comprehensive reports on the current health and well-being of residents in Coventry has been launched following a roadshow of workshops across the city.

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Upgrade of online health and wellbeing tool launched

Published on Wednesday, 08 January 2020

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust have launched an upgraded version of their Dimensions Tool.


Cov Safe Space returns for third year running

Published on Tuesday, 03 December 2019

Cov Safe Space will be returning to the City Centre for the third year running to help keep people safe during the festive period.

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New four-year Health and Wellbeing Strategy published

Published on Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Plans to improve health and wellbeing for residents across Coventry are being set out, as key health agencies and city organisations join forces.

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Staying ahead of cold and flu season

Published on Friday, 11 October 2019

With flu season ahead, residents across Coventry and Warwickshire are being urged to think about how cold weather and winter viruses may affect them, vulnerable family members and neighbours.

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World Mental Health Day 2019: It’s good to talk - Encouraging conversations around mental health

Published on Tuesday, 08 October 2019

Health partners in Coventry and Warwickshire are marking World Mental Health Day on Thursday 10 October with promotional activities to raise awareness of local mental health services and resources.

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Every Mind Matters helps people take control of mental health

Published on Monday, 07 October 2019

Public Health England (PHE), in partnership with the NHS, today launches Every Mind Matters to help people take simple steps to look after their mental health and wellbeing.

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Steering Group recruitment open

Published on Monday, 30 September 2019

Healthwatch has an important role working to ensure local people have a voice in how their NHS and Care services are delivered and planned and three volunteers are needed to help that work

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Podcast presenter to speak at wellness event

Published on Tuesday, 24 September 2019

One of the presenters of an award-winning podcast will be urging visitors attending the wellness event of the year to break down the taboo of cancer and put their health first.

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Cov Safe Space returns for student Welcome Week

Published on Sunday, 15 September 2019

Cov Safe Space will be returning to the City Centre once again this year, but for the first time to help keep students safe during Welcome Week.

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Thousands take to the streets for Let’s Ride

Published on Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Thousands of people took advantage of the opportunity to cycle through Coventry’s traffic-free streets, as part of HSBC UK Let's Ride Coventry.

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GoodGym Coventry run to celebrate six months of doing good deeds in the community

Published on Friday, 06 September 2019

A group run in Coventry marks six successful months of doing hundreds of good deeds for the local community.

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Husband of BBC presenter to talk at health event

Published on Tuesday, 03 September 2019

The husband of BBC presenter Rachael Bland will share his experiences of the last 12 months since she died from breast cancer at a health event next month

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