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Plymouth City Council supports new drive to get residents more physically active with walks and the launch of a free phone app

Plymouth City Council is supporting a new drive to encourage local adults to build more physical activity into their lives by simply walking briskly for at least ten continuous minutes every day. A daily brisk 10 minute walk can make people feel better, more energetic and improve their mood. Over time it can also help […]


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 […]


Know your risks: Alcohol Awareness Week 14-20 November 2016

Plymouth City Council wants you to ‘know your risks’ as we mark Alcohol Awareness Week (14 – 20 November 2016). For example, did you know that alcohol is linked to over 60 health conditions including cancer, gastrointestinal conditions, and liver disease? Or that a large glass of wine contains as many calories as a doughnut? Or […]


Pioneering hub to keep Efford and Laira folk healthier

A pioneering health and wellbeing hub could be on the cards for people living in Efford and Laira. People may be able to access a wider range of health and wellbeing advice and support in one place under exciting new plans being unveiled for Douglass House this week. Pathfields Practice is teaming up with the […]


Thrive Plymouth year 2 to launch with local schools

Schools from across Plymouth will be attending an event to officially launch the second year of a citywide drive to reduce health inequalities – Thrive Plymouth. Thrive Plymouth is a ten year framework that follows the simple 4-4-54 formula. This recognises the need to tackle the four lifestyle behaviours – smoking, excessive drinking, inactivity and […]


Alcohol Awareness Week 16-22 November 2015

Plymouth’s work to tackle problem drinking comes under the spotlight as we approach Alcohol Awareness Week (16-22 November 2015). Excessive drinking is one of four lifestyle behaviours, along with smoking, unhealthy diet and lack of exercise, which contribute to four chronic health conditions which, in Plymouth, cause 54% of deaths. Thrive Plymouth, the city’s ten-year […]


Jump into January Launch

Local people are invited to attend an event which kicks off a month of health and wellbeing activities. Jump Into January will launch at Plymouth’s Central Library on Saturday 10 January from 10am to 2pm. This is Plymouth City Council’s Libraries Service’s first month-long programme of health and wellbeing events to kick start the New […]


Council taking steps to help workforce thrive

Plymouth City Council staff are being encouraged to incorporate more activity into their daily routine as part of a drive to improve their wellbeing. The Council is the first in the South West to sign up for the ‘StepJockey’ scheme which aims to ‘nudge’ them to use the stairs instead of the lifts. ‘Smart signs’ […]


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 […]