Author: Orla Madden

National Carers Week 10th-16th June 2024

This week is dedicated to raise awareness of some of the challenges carers face and the impact caring can have on all aspects of life including health and wellbeing. It also recognises and values the unpaid support and contribution unpaid carers make but locally and nationally. The theme this year is “ putting carers on the map” Carers UK: 82% of […]

Mental Health for You and Others Course delivered to Kirklees Council YEN

Kirklees Wellness Service delivered the 3-hour Mental Health to You and Others Course to a cohort of staff that are in the Young Employees Network (YEN) supporting their mental wellbeing. As part of Mental Health Awareness week, the Wellness Service worked with Luc Bride who is chair for the YEN to provide support for young employees to support their own mental […]

Mental Health Awareness Week 13th-19th May

Mental Health Awareness Week starts this week and the theme set by Mental Health Foundation is “Movement: moving for our mental health.” Physical activity may have many benefits such as getting stronger, fitter or losing weight but it can be very powerful in helping improve mental health in people as well. Statistics provided by Mental Health UK show that people living […]

Celebrating Our Stop Smoking Clients on National No Smoking Day

As we mark National No Smoking Day, we’re thrilled to celebrate the incredible achievements of both our clients who have just begun their smoke-free journey and those who have successfully quit smoking with the support of the Wellness Service. Take a moment to meet some of these inspiring individuals who have taken the brave step to kick the habit. Andy and […]

No Smoking Day 2024

The 40th anniversary of No Smoking Day, a time for us to unite and offer encouragement and support to those on their quitting journey, is swiftly approaching on 13 March. There are over 5.3 million adults in England who still smoke, and smoking remains the single largest preventable cause of death in England. In fact, up to two in three smokers […]

Quit smoking in 2024

When you quit smoking, good things start to happen — you can begin to see almost immediate improvements to your health. It’s much easier to quit when you get the right support and there are lots of options to choose from. Contact the Kirklees Wellness Service to access our free stop smoking support offer. If you’re not quite ready to stop, […]

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