We would like to invite you to join us at our Healthy Communities evening workshop on Tuesday 20 November 2018, at The Spark, Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0YN.
This year our theme will be working together with Southampton’s communities to plan for health and care over the next five years. We will be reflecting on recent innovations and asking for your thoughts on how we achieve the changes we need in the next five years to meet the needs of people living in Southampton. Find out more about the event and register to attend.
To help protect you, and those around you this winter, it is important to book your flu jab.
The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk. This is to help protect them against catching flu and developing serious complications.
We’re supporting Love Don’t Hate - a new community wide partnership campaign to stamp out hate crime in Southampton
A group of local advocacy organisations led by SPECTRUM, Centre for Independent Living CIC, have come together to launch a new anti-hate campaign, ‘Love Don’t Hate’, to tackle hate crime in Southampton in conjunction with National Hate Crime Awareness Week.
We are proud to support this campaign, which aims to raise awareness of hate crime in the city and promote the reporting process, and, ultimately, encourage everyone in Southampton to adopt a zero tolerance on hate crime in Southampton. Find out more about hate crime and how to report it in Southampton.
Stoptober is back! Each year thousands of people quit smoking successfully with Stoptober, the 28-day stop smoking challenge from Public Health England, which begins on 1 October 2018. Why not join them this year?
If you are a smoker, quitting is the best thing you can do for your health and the health of those around you. Become part of the movement and join thousands this Stoptober who are determined to become smokefree. Search ‘Stoptober’ to get your free Personal Quit Plan and find the support that’s right for you. Local stop smoking support here in Southampton is available from the Southampton Healthy Living team.
This week we’re supporting National Eye Health Week, which aims to raise awareness of why eye tests are so important.
Having an eye test isn’t just about checking your vision. It is also an important check of the health of your eyes and any early signs of eye conditions, such as glaucoma. Even conditions such as diabetes or hypertension can be detected in an eye test.