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Work conducted by our Drug and Alcohol HIT members has led to ‘low dead space’ syringes being phased into Bristol’s needle and syringe programme.

‘Overcoming Barriers: Autism in the Somali community’ is a short film telling the stories of Bristol-based Somali families affected by autism, and the professionals who support them. It is being premiered on 3 April at the Watershed.

More than 70 people gathered to hear about a project to produce materials to promote the use of safer low dead space injecting equipment on Thursday 24 January.

A new award scheme encouraging local food businesses to make their catering healthier and more sustainable is launching on 23 May in a bid to help tackle the city’s obesity crisis.

Bristol City Council is asking for the public’s views on proposals to simplify the way people in the city can access information and advice on achieving healthy lifestyles.

From 8–12 May Bristol will be marking Mental Health Awareness Week with Five Days of Wellbeing. The week will raise awareness about the little things that we can do every day to improve our mental and emotional health.

A hard hitting campaign, Be ManKind, launched this week to address the stigma surrounding male mental health and suicide through the medium of photography.

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Trust's R&D team are celebrating mental health research during their Clinical Trials Week from 6 to 10 June, by asking people to tweet about why they're involved in research.

Bristol’s new mayor is joining young people, key organisations, professionals and community figures from across Bristol to renew calls for a zero tolerance approach to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Bristol’s health and care community are showing their support for the city’s 20mph speed limits as the council debates the issue today (15 March). A public petition supporting the speed limits, which received more than 4,100 signatures from people in Bri...

The Public Health and Wellbeing Division in South Gloucestershire Council is running a pilot project aimed at supporting people aged up to 75-years-old, at high risk of developing type-2 diabetes.

Skills for Health and the National Skills Academy for Health have launched a new campaign to highlight the vital role support workers play within the UK’s health sector and to say 'thank you' to unsung healthcare heroes.

An England-wide survey of over 7,000 people with mental health problems shows that nearly two thirds of people in the South West are left feeling isolated (62 per cent), worthless (64 per cent) and ashamed (63 per cent) because of the stigma and discrimi...

Smokers in Bristol are being encouraged to take this year’s Stoptober challenge and go smokefree during October. Stoptober, the 28 day quit challenge run by Public Health England, will help many of the 63,000 smokers in Bristol to kick their habit by...

Residents in Bristol are being offered a helping hand to shape up this September with the launch of a new pharmacy weight loss campaign. In Bristol almost 58 per cent of men, and over half the population, are overweight or obese which can lead to long te...

Pupils from May Park Primary School have been recognised for their good work making sun safety a priority in school and raising awareness about the dangers of UV exposure ahead of the summer holidays.

A new campaign designed to raise awareness about how to spot domestic violence and abuse has launched in Bristol and the surrounding area.

A new approach to help parents quit smoking and prevent young people from picking up the habit is being trialled in Bristol. The council is supporting UK charity, QUIT, to roll out its Smoke Free Family Life campaign after a pilot scheme enjoyed signific...

Parents across Bristol are being encouraged to teach their children how to use garden trampolines safely in order to enjoy an injury free summer. Avonsafe Bristol, the local injury prevention organisation, has commissioned the campaign and teamed up with...

The research community reached out to patients and the public across England, encouraging them to ‘ask’ about research opportunities that could be available to them by celebrating International Clinical Trials Day on 20 May 2015.

Brain tumour tissue is removed everyday by surgeons but very few patients know they can donate brain tumour tissue to research. A new campaign launched today at the University of Bristol seeks to raise awareness for patients and healthcare professionals...

A hard hitting advert about how smoking causes early death will be broadcast to homes in Bristol and beyond tonight. The campaign, which was developed by Smokefree South West, urges smokers to be there tomorrow for their family and loved ones.

In a drive to save more lives through blood and organ donation, Bristol City Council and NHS Blood and Transplant have formed a partnership to encourage Bristol residents to register as blood and organ donors.

Public Health England and the Alzheimer’s Society have launched their new Dementia Friends campaign in the south west. The new campaign will mobilise people in Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire to play their part in tackling one of the biggest health i...

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