Tag Archives : Public Health England


Plymouth Thriving for Mental Health Awareness Week

People across Plymouth are sharing examples of how they help themselves and others to thrive as we approach Mental Health Awareness Week (14 – 20 May 2018). This year Thrive Plymouth focuses on mental health and wellbeing, and individuals and organisations across the city have been working with Plymouth City Council on a range of […]


Plymouth hosts regional launch of Mental Health Concordat

Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive of Public Health England (PHE), chose Plymouth for the regional launch of the Government’s new Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health. The launch event took place at the Jury’s Inn, Plymouth on Friday 9 March and was hosted by Plymouth City Council’s Public Health team. The event was also supported by […]


Plymouth is 100th council to have a Member Champion for Mental Health

Plymouth City Council has become the 100th local authority in England to appoint a member champion for mental health as part of a national scheme to boost leadership for mental health in local councils. The Mental Health Challenge for Local Authorities is run by a group of national charities. It asks councils in England to […]


Change4Life Roadshow comes to Plymouth

Families in Plymouth got to find out about a new mobile phone app to help them buy healthier snacks at a Change4Life roadshow. Change4Life is an ongoing campaign led by Public Health England (PHE) and the latest phase aims to encourage parents to buy healthier snacks for their children. A roadshow was held at Tesco […]


Thrive Plymouth Year 3 launch – Localising ‘One You’

Plymouth City Council will be launching Year 3 of Thrive Plymouth, the city’s ten year framework for improving health and wellbeing, and reducing health inequalities on Wednesday 16 November. Launched in 2014, the first year of Thrive Plymouth focused on workplace wellbeing, engaging with 22,000 employees represented by 35 of the city’s largest employers, while […]


Stoptober challenge for Plymouth as smoking rates continue to fall

Are you a smoker and could you give up smoking for a whole month? Next month is Stoptober and people across Plymouth are being urged to take the challenge to quit smoking throughout October. In Plymouth, smoking rates have fallen by almost 4% in the past four years, down to a rate where around 1 […]


Government cuts Plymouth’s Public Health funding by £920,000

Cuts to Public Health funding of nearly £920,000 which have been confirmed by the Government, will disadvantage Plymouth even further. Plymouth already receives considerably less Public Health funding per head than other areas, but the Government has announced that the city will receive a further in-year cut of 6.2% which equates to £919,198. It forms […]


Stay Well This Winter in Plymouth

Plymouth City Council is urging local people to get their flu jabs as a major campaign to keep people well this winter is launched. Public Health England has kicked off the new ‘Stay Well This Winter’ campaign with a new national flu vaccination programme for children, which this year seeks to help over three million […]


Council Leader urges Government rethink on cuts to Public Health funding for Plymouth

Plymouth City Council’s Leader is urging the Government to make sure the city is not further disadvantaged by proposed cuts to Public Health funding. Councillor Tudor Evans, Leader of Plymouth City Council, has written to both Chancellor George Osborne and Jane Ellison, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, to ask them to rethink plans to cut £200m from public […]


Launch of ten year plan to improve health in Plymouth

More than half of deaths in Plymouth can be attributed to four lifestyle behaviours, and a new strategy is being launched to address the issue across the city. Local employers attended an event to mark the start of Plymouth City Council’s new ten year plan to improve health in the city, Thrive Plymouth, on Monday […]


Protect yourself – and your child – against the flu

People in at risk groups in Plymouth are being urged to get their flu jabs to protect them against seasonal flu. Pregnant women, the over 65s, carers and those with long term health conditions are being advised to have the free vaccinations to give them protection. There is also the nasal spray which is now […]