Health news for October

Flu

It’s not too late to have your Flu jab. Find out why you should have it here https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/

Have we invited you for a Flu jab, but you aren’t sure whether you should have it? Abraham can tell you

Do you know why we aim to vaccinate so many people in order to stop Flu, it’s not just to protect the individual. If we’ve invited you, please come and be vaccinated to help protect everyone.

Did you know that you can’t catch flu from a flu vaccine? https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/10-myths-about-flu-and-the-flu-vaccine

Mental health

1 in 6 people will suffer with a mental health complaint in any given week. You can access support here
https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/

Is someone you know struggling with their mental health? You can find out how to help them https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/helping-someone-else/

Movember

Movember is all about men…….. prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Get involved https://uk.movember.com/

1 in 8 men in the UK will get Prostate Cancer – what do you know about it? https://prostatecanceruk.org/prostate-information

Roy Castle Lung Foundation are running a campaign for Lung Cancer awareness month this month. Many people who suffer from lung cancer feel that they have to justify their illness. This is a campaign to show that they can hold their #HeadHigh https://www.roycastle.org/how-we-help/our-campaigns/hold-your-head-high-this-november

Did you know that clubbing of the fingers can be a symptom of Lung Cancer? https://www.roycastle.org/

7th November:
7th November is International Stress Awareness Day – are you stressed, could you do with a method to reduce stress? Try this 60 second Tranquilliser https://isma.org.uk/pdf/free/the-60-second-tranquilliser.pdf

Some of the ways you can reduce stress in your life might not be what you think https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/reduce-stress/

Don’t forget your odd socks for Odd Socks Day on Monday 12th to support Anti Bullying Week https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week/anti-bullying-week-2018-choose-respect

Monday 12th November:
We hope you’re wearing #OddSocks today to mark the start of #AntiBullyingWeek. https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/

Is it banter or is it bullying? https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/tools-information/all-about-bullying/what-bullying/banter

Wednesday 14th November:
Today is World Diabetes Day. 1 in 2 people living with Type 2 Diabetes are currently undiagnosed. This year, the focus is how Diabetes affects families living with the disease. https://www.worlddiabetesday.org/about-wdd/wdd-2018-19.html

Could you reduce your risk of Type 2 Diabetes? https://www.diabetes.org.uk/preventing-type-2-diabetes/can-diabetes-be-prevented

Saturday 17th November:
It’s National HIV Testing week. There has been a 21.8% reduction in the number of people living with HIV undiagnosed, but if you think your lifestyle may put you at risk, you can find out where to be tested here. https://www.startswithme.org.uk/

Change is necessary. Change is possible. Change is happening.
If you could do with reducing your alcohol consumption, this is the ideal week to think about it. https://www.facebook.com/AlcoholConcern1984/

Alcohol is 60% more affordable than it was in 1980, which means that it is easier to afford to drink quantities that are harmful to our health. Could you reduce the amount you drink? Find out more here

21st November:
Do you ever wonder whether you should get your breathlessness checked out? Here’s a handy tool to help you https://breathtest.blf.org.uk/?_ga=2.1497974.637024939.1540407317-473210921.1540407317

Do you know what COPD is? Have you heard of COPD before? Find out here, it’s more common than you think. https://www.blf.org.uk/support-for-…MIypzFsOGf3gIVCPlRCh1wXgltEAAYASAAEgJGI_D_BwE

Until 10th December we are in the 16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence. The aim of this is to help businesses to identify and support those who may be suffering domestic violence https://16daysofaction.co.uk/the-campaign/ #support

Are you considering some winter sun, or a ski trip? If so, you should apply for a free EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) before you travel in Europe, if you don’t already have one. https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/he…r-a-free-ehic-european-health-insurance-card/

Do you struggle to find motivation to do things during the winter months? If so, you may be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) The information here https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/seasonal-affective-disorder-sad/ can help you to find ways to cope through the winter.

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