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Complete the Coventry Household Survey 2021

Published on Monday, 01 March 2021

Coventry City Council is sending out invitation letters to complete the Household Survey, asking residents their views on living in Coventry, quality of life, and how the pandemic has affected them.

The return of Wellbeing for Life

The return of Wellbeing for Life

Published on Thursday, 11 February 2021

Surveys conducted by Coventry City Council (CCC) and Warwickshire County Council (WCC) following the last period of lockdown and school closures revealed some negative effects on people’s wellbeing.

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Coventry continues fight on zero tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Published on Wednesday, 03 February 2021

Ahead of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, 6 February 2021, Coventry City Council and partner agencies, are publicising a new poster, designed by a young person.

Heart Month

The Coventry Health Challenge gets behind National Heart Month

Published on Monday, 01 February 2021

Coventry City Council and health and care partner are promoting National Heart Month and encouraging residents to improve their heart health by looking more closely at their lifestyle choices.


Coventry continues in the fight to get HIV diagnosed in the city this National HIV Testing Week

Published on Monday, 01 February 2021

Coventry Health and care partners are marking National HIV Testing Week, 1 – 7 February, by reminding people about the importance of getting tested for HIV to help save lives.


New Year, new you: Pledging to make 2021 the year to lead a healthier lifestyle

Published on Monday, 04 January 2021

Coventry City Council and our health and care partners are encouraging residents to make a Coventry Health Challenge pledge.

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Stay mentally well this winter

Published on Wednesday, 16 December 2020

To combat the negative effects winter and the pandemic have had on mental health, health and social care partners across Coventry and Warwickshire are reuniting to remind people they are not alone.


Staying healthy at home this festive season for the Coventry Health Challenge

Published on Tuesday, 01 December 2020

Coventry health services are reminding older residents and anyone who may be restricted by a health condition of the best present to our future selves this festive season.


Health and exercise advice for vulnerable Coventry residents this winter

Published on Monday, 02 November 2020

Coventry health services are urging older residents and those restricted by a health condition to stay active at home this winter to build their resistance to COVID-19 and Flu.


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.

Coventry and Warwickshire support Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

Coventry and Warwickshire support Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

Published on Monday, 18 May 2020

Health and care partners in Coventry and Warwickshire are marking Mental Health Awareness Week, from 18-24 May, by celebrating kindness.

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.

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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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