Tag Archives: health and wellbeing

Lift your spirits with #HelloYellow

Somerset County Council is backing a campaign designed to boost spirits and support young people by asking residents to unite in wearing yellow on Friday (9 October) to mark World Mental Health Day. The #HelloYellow campaign is led by charity Young Minds to support young people’s mental health, not only on the action day but […]

Parent hacks – digital toolkit launched to help Somerset parents

A new online maternity toolkit designed to offer accessible information to families about pregnancy and parenthood has been launched in Somerset for World Breastfeeding Week, 1st – 7th August. The new Somerset Maternity Toolkit, from Somerset County Council and the wider Local Maternity System (LMS) offers trustworthy information and digital support from pre-conception information and […]

Campaign is ‘busting the myths’ about domestic abuse

Our domestic abuse campaign, #NoClosedDoors2020, is ‘busting the myths’ around domestic abuse and what causes it. There are many dangerous myths surrounding domestic abuse. The campaign is challenging some of those most extensively believed and deep-seated misconceptions. Below are some of the most common misunderstandings about domestic abuse: Myth: Domestic abuse only occurs in impoverished, […]

#NoClosedDoors2020 – video library

A selection of useful videos about living with domestic abuse and accessing help that is available. (More resources are available in the #NoClosedDoors2020 Media Centre.) More resources are available in the #NoClosedDoors2020 Media Centre.

Nearly seven thousand Health Checks and counting!

Nearly 7,000 people benefitted from free health checks for the over 40s last year thanks to the service delivered for Somerset County Council and the NHS. And the checks will continue this year, giving anyone over 40 with the chance to have a free check-up every five years, helping identify those at higher risk of […]

Council reaches gold standard

Somerset County Council is the latest employer to be recognised by Somerset’s Public Health for its commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of its workforce. The Council was presented with the Somerset Healthy Workplace gold award this week, after being assessed on areas such as supporting staff to quit smoking, promoting physical activity and […]

Community health and wellbeing grants available

Somerset County Councillors want to hear from anyone with a community project idea that will help improve the health and wellbeing of people in their local patch. The Health and Wellbeing Budget Scheme is running for the third year. The application period is open from now until 30 November 2014. The fund provides each County […]

Domestic abuse – your views needed

Somerset County Council is seeking views on domestic abuse services as it helps plan what support will be available in the future People are encouraged to complete a survey which is available up until 25 April, especially those who have experienced or witnessed domestic abuse or sexual violence and accessed services. The information collected will help draw […]