Health and well being news

Cervical screening saves lives - launches today!

Published on Wednesday, 15th January 2020

The ‘Cervical screening saves lives’ campaign will launch across the North East today to encourage women to attend their cervical screening test.

  • Every Mind Matters: Groundbreaking new support for mental health

    Published on Monday, 7th October 2019

    Public Health England (PHE), in partnership with the NHS, has launched Every Mind Matters – a new way to help people take simple steps to look after their mental health.

  • Build back strength at ‘Back to Health’ course

    Published on Monday, 7th October 2019

    Those suffering back pain shouldn’t hesitate in signing up to a new course focused on back care.

  • Become a Volunteer Walk Leader!

    Published on Monday, 23rd September 2019

    Could you offer some of your time each week to lead a walking group in Hartlepool?

  • Join the Footy Fit league

    Published on Monday, 9th September 2019

    A new ten-week football fitness league to support men to lose weight is kicking off soon.

  • Join the Global Big Latch On

    Published on Monday, 29th July 2019

    Hartlepool breastfeeding mothers are encouraged to join thousands of women across the world at a global synchronised breastfeeding event this Friday.

  • Love Hartlepool – love a healthier life

    Published on Wednesday, 29th May 2019

    The foundations are being laid for a major new town-wide push to tackle obesity in Hartlepool.

  • Mark Stroke Awareness Month at special event

    Published on Thursday, 2nd May 2019

    Stroke survivors and their families shouldn’t miss a special awareness event taking place this month in Hartlepool.

  • Major report by Balance shows what the North East thinks about drink

    Published on Monday, 25th March 2019

    Are we kidding ourselves when it comes to alcohol? That’s the question being raised as a new report released today highlights the North East’s drinking habits.

  • Smokers in the North East urged to quit for No Smoking Day 2019

    Published on Tuesday, 12th March 2019

    North East smokers are being encouraged to give quitting a go this No Smoking Day (March 13) to feel the benefits of better health and reduce the risks of smoking-related disease.

  • Start 2019 right with a healthy lifestyle course

    Published on Friday, 11th January 2019

    Those looking to transform their health this New Year should look no further than a brand new course starting this month.

  • Don't miss 'Alcohol Awareness' event

    Published on Friday, 14th December 2018

    A special Alcohol Awareness event is coming to Community Hub Central next week.

  • Hartlepool Borough Council is working to become a dementia-friendly organisation

    Published on Thursday, 13th December 2018

    Hartlepool Borough Council has committed to a series of actions to become a dementia-friendly organisation.

  • Hartlepool’s challenge to ditch the booze for Dry January

    Published on Thursday, 13th December 2018

    One in 10 drinkers in the North East are planning to ditch alcohol for Dry January 2019, according to a YouGov poll released today (13th December.)

  • Don't miss World Diabetes Day event

    Published on Wednesday, 7th November 2018

    Those in Hartlepool living with diabetes don’t want to miss an awareness event happening next week.

  • NHS Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees CCG launch GP online consultations

    Published on Tuesday, 2nd October 2018

    A number of GP practices across Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees are now offering online consultations to patients as part of a national £45 million investment by the NHS into new consultation types.

  • Tenth year for Stay Safe and Warm

    Published on Monday, 1st October 2018

    Cleveland Fire Brigade’s annual Stay Safe and Warm campaign starts today (Oct 1) for the tenth year in a row.

  • Stoptober is back!

    Published on Monday, 1st October 2018

    Stoptober is back and smokers in Hartlepool are being encouraged to give quitting another go – even if they’ve tried before.

  • Helping parents to deal with minor illnesses

    Published on Wednesday, 15th August 2018

    NHS England and St John Ambulance, the nation’s leading first aid charity, are asking Hartlepool parents to take some simple steps to become more confident in self-care and first aid.

  • Pull together your team and book a 3G pitch

    Published on Friday, 10th August 2018

    Now that the football season has begun, why not hone your football skills and take advantage of a range of booking offers for the 3G pitch at Brierton Sports Centre.

  • Global Big Latch On a big success in Hartlepool

    Published on Wednesday, 8th August 2018

    A recent synchronised breastfeeding event held in Hartlepool has been hailed a success after local mothers gathered together to celebrate the benefits of breastfeeding.

  • Don't miss the Global Big Latch On

    Published on Monday, 30th July 2018

    A synchronised breastfeeding event will bring together local mothers and their children, friends and family this Friday (3 August) to celebrate the benefits of breastfeeding.

  • Join in the Global Big Latch On

    Published on Friday, 20th July 2018

    A synchronised breastfeeding event will soon bring together local mothers and their children, friends and family to celebrate the benefits of breastfeeding.

  • Battle of the Balance Bikes!

    Published on Tuesday, 17th July 2018

    Hartlepool children from four local primary schools recently battled it out to take home the title of Hartlepool Inter Schools Balance Bike Challenge 2018 champions.

  • Football for the over 50s

    Published on Monday, 16th July 2018

    Walking football sessions in Hartlepool are an ideal opportunity for injured, retired and novice players to take part in a gentler form of the beautiful game.

  • Council helps Heerema staff to smash 10,000 steps charity challenge

    Published on Sunday, 8th July 2018

    With support from the Council, Heerema Hartlepool Ltd staff have lost equal to 64 bags of sugar in weight, walked the equivalent of circumnavigating Australia & raised £1,000 for charity in 12 weeks.

  • Coronation Street suicide storyline

    Published on Thursday, 10th May 2018

    Soaps can play an incredibly powerful role in increasing people’s awareness and understanding of difficult issues.

  • Don’t miss series of stroke awareness events

    Published on Wednesday, 2nd May 2018

    STROKE survivors and their families in Hartlepool won’t want to miss a series of awareness events taking place throughout May in the town’s Community Hubs.

  • 400-600-600 campaign to help adults tackle ‘calorie creep’

    Published on Thursday, 22nd March 2018

    Public Health England is hoping to to help people tackle the ‘calorie creep’ that sees 66.3% of adults in the North East overweight or obese.

  • Take care when measuring body fat, says Trading Standards

    Published on Wednesday, 21st March 2018

    TRADING Standards officers in Hartlepool have discovered machines claiming to measure body fat could offer extremely varied results.

  • Warning as campaign reminds parents to take smoking right outside

    Published on Tuesday, 20th March 2018

    DID you know one in three children admitted to hospital for asthma has been exposed to cigarette smoke?

  • Smokers in Hartlepool urged to give quitting a go on No Smoking Day 2018

    Published on Wednesday, 14th March 2018

    Today is No Smoking Day, and thousands of smokers in Hartlepool are being urged to give quitting a go – and try to quit at least once a year until they stop.

  • Catch it, Bin it, Kill it

    Published on Thursday, 11th January 2018

    Top doctors and nurses are urging the public to “Catch it, Bin it, Kill it” to prevent the spread of flu.

  • Don’t visit hospital if you have flu-like symptoms

    Published on Wednesday, 3rd January 2018

    The NHS is urging people in the region not to visit hospitals if they are unwell, have been unwell in the last 48 hours, or have had contact with a person with flu-like symptoms in recent days.

  • Go smokefree this January

    Published on Wednesday, 3rd January 2018

    Public Health England has launched a new Smokefree Health Harms campaign to encourage the nation’s 7 million smokers to make a quit attempt this January.

  • Hartlepool’s challenge to start the New Year by ditching the booze for 31 days

    Published on Monday, 18th December 2017

    Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, is urging friends, families and work colleagues in Hartlepool to come together and take on the 2018 Dry January challenge.

  • Free fitness session for over 50s

    Published on Friday, 8th December 2017

    A FREE event is taking place at a Hartlepool leisure centre on Tuesday (12 December) with the aim of getting more men aged 50+ active.

  • Keep warm - and well

    Published on Thursday, 7th December 2017

    The Met Office has predicted severe cold weather, icy conditions and heavy snow over the next five days.

  • Help shape pharmacy services

    Published on Wednesday, 22nd November 2017

    HARTLEPOOL residents shouldn’t miss the chance to get involved in the next phase of an important consultation process of the town’s pharmacy services.

  • Illegal tobacco is bought by more than half of teenage smokers in Hartlepool

    Published on Tuesday, 31st October 2017

    Illegal tobacco has helped over half of underage smokers in the North East get hooked on smoking, a new survey released today suggests.

  • Highest smoking quit success rates on record

    Published on Thursday, 21st September 2017

    THOUSANDS of smokers in Hartlepool are being encouraged to take part in Stoptober as new data published today shows quitting success rates are at their highest for at least a decade.

  • Council staff receive life-saving training

    Published on Thursday, 14th September 2017

    STAFF at the Council-owned Centre for Independent Living (CIL) have been brought up to speed with life-saving technology following the recent installation of a defibrillator at the centre.

  • Hartlepool drinkers raising their risks of an alcohol related cancer

    Published on Tuesday, 5th September 2017

    HARTLEPOOL drinkers are more likely to be drinking above recommended limits, putting themselves at greater risk of a range of different cancers.

  • 10,000 free swims success

    Published on Monday, 4th September 2017

    A RECORD-BREAKING 10,000 free swims have been enjoyed by Hartlepool youngsters this summer, thanks to the Council-run free swims scheme.

  • Have your say on Hartlepool’s pharmacy services

    Published on Friday, 25th August 2017

    HARTLEPOOL residents are being urged to complete a short survey to help shape the future of pharmacy services in the town.

  • Record number of youngsters dive into free swims scheme

    Published on Wednesday, 16th August 2017

    A COUNCIL-RUN free swimming scheme is experiencing record numbers of visitors with more Hartlepool youngsters taking part than ever before.

  • Big Latch On a big success

    Published on Wednesday, 9th August 2017

    A RECENT synchronised breastfeeding event held in Hartlepool has been hailed a success after local mothers turned out in force to celebrate the benefits of breastfeeding.

  • Veterans' Gateway

    Published on Monday, 7th August 2017

    The first point of contact for veterans seeking support.

  • Better Health Programme engagement events

    Published on Wednesday, 1st February 2017

    The Better Health Programme is about how the NHS can provide better care for patients.