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*Caption: MasterChef 2016 winner Jane Devonshire who is among the speakers at the Being Well Festival in Coventry.

Being Well Festival set to draw big crowds

Published on Tuesday, 22 October 2019

The wellness event of the year arrives at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry this week, with a host of inspirational speakers and health-related activities.

Pictured: Cllr Kamran Caan, Cabinet member for Public Health and Sport, with Pupils, teachers and parents from Stoke Heath Primary School

Getting Coventry on the move in Stoke Heath Park

Published on Friday, 18 October 2019

The Council hosted an event to launch Coventry on the Move in Parks' outdoor gym in Stoke Heath Sports Ground, as part of an initiative to encourage more people to get active in our parks and green spaces.

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Coventry City Centre takes steps to become more disability-friendly

Published on Thursday, 17 October 2019

A new Disability Shoppers Charter recognising the importance and needs of customers with disabilities has been launched today in Coventry.

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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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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.

Satnam Rana from BBC Midlands Today who is among the speakers at the Being Well Festival in Coventry

BBC journalist to speak at Being Well Festival

Published on Monday, 29 July 2019

A BBC journalist who filmed her emotional journey battling breast cancer is among the keynote speakers at a pioneering event in Coventry.

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Temperatures set to soar by the middle of the week in the West Midlands

Published on Monday, 22 July 2019

Coventry residents are being urged to look out for those vulnerable to heat exposure and make efforts to stay cool, as the Met Office issues new heatwave alerts for the middle of the week.

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Temperatures set to soar by the end of the week in the West Midlands

Published on Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Coventry residents are being urged to look out for those vulnerable to heat exposure and make efforts to stay cool, as the Met Office issues new heatwave alerts for the end of the week.

Healthwatch Coventry open meeting for Coventry people

Published on Thursday, 20 June 2019

Join our conversation about what the local NHS should do to help people live well and get better support. NHS plans suggest lots of different approaches and priorities – but what do you think?

Plans drawn up to reduce health inequalities in Coventry

Published on Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Key health agencies in Coventry are setting out plans that they hope will reduce health inequalities in the city.

Is laughter the best medicine? You can help us find out!

Published on Thursday, 02 May 2019

Audiences at the first ever Coventry Comedy Festival will be invited to take part in some serious academic research on improving people’s wellbeing this week – by having a good laugh!

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Year of Wellbeing Festival marks Mental Health Awareness Week

Published on Thursday, 02 May 2019

The free one-day festival will connect the public to groups and organisations that promote good mental health and wellbeing, and aims to break down the stigma around seeking help.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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