Health & Wellbeing News

Health & Wellbeing News

  • Staying Well telephone befriending service for adults in Calderdale
    The Staying Well Hub Team are reminding everyone you that they are still available to listen to your concerns and help you make sense of what is happening. Whatever you are dealing with, they would like to hear from you. Help is …more
  • Healthy Minds: Service update from mental health charity
    Healthy Minds is the working name of Calderdale Wellbeing, a mental health charity based in Halifax.  Here’s highlights from their latest newsletter, with a link to download the full document at the end. Visit Healthy Minds …more
  • Gentle walks for fitness with CREW Heart Support Group
    CREW Newsletter: Gentle Walks For Fitness The Pulse Bulletin is the newsletter of CREW, the local groups who promote Cardiac Rehabilitation through walking. Each newsletter introduces their hub exercise instructors and walk …more
  • 30 million people to receive flu vaccine this winter
    The UK Government have announced an expanded flu vaccination programme, including free vaccinations for people aged 50 to 64 later in the year. The most comprehensive flu vaccination programme in the UK’s history was announced by …more
  • Memory Lane Cafe – dementia support update
    Following the coronavirus lockdown the last Calderdale Memory Lane café was held on the 14 March. But the team haven’t stopped – instead they have been busy concentrating on alternative support for people with …more
  • Get active: join the new campaign “We are undefeatable”
    We Are Undefeatable is a campaign supporting people with health conditions to be active through the ups and downs, celebrating every little victory. The website is full of great ideas on how to get active, starting as slowly as …more
  • Changing steroptypes about ageing
    Here is a link to a short video from Calderdale Council on changes the adult social care team are making to support elderly people to stay active and in their homes. In the video, Iain Baines, Director of Adult Social Care for …more
  • July news from the Macular Society
    The Macular Society’s July e-newsletter is now out and includes the following and more: Patients urged to seek treatment, before it is too late A new report has revealed more than a 70% reduction in new referrals and a high rate …more
  • How to manage depression during lockdown
    For older people, living under lockdown and dealing with the subsequent fears caused by a global pandemic can lead to mental health conditions such as depression. There are several ways people can try to manage pandemic-related …more
  • New non-hormonal treatment for hot flushes in development
    The distress of hot flushes and night sweats affects many menopausal women.   Research into a new non-hormonal treatment is underway with promising early results. Menopausal hot flushes and night sweats affect around 80% of older …more
  • Patients’ sight maintained five years after groundbreaking stem cell treatment
    The Macular Society has reported on groundbreaking stem cell treatment for people with wet age-related macular disease. Patients who were the first to receive a new treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) …more
  • NHS launches new online support for people with diabetes
    Three new NHS services will allow people living with diabetes to manage their condition online during the coronavirus pandemic. Recent findings show that people with diabetes, face a significantly higher risk of dying with …more