Welcome to the Healthy Living Website of the Public Health Department.
This website provides information and advice on several aspects of healthy living, from childhood through to adulthood.
Being aware of your lifestyle and knowing when, and how, to make positive changes can help you live longer and healthier. Key areas considered on this site include diet, physical activity, smoking and alcohol intake.
If you would like further Healthy Living information please contact us directly.
Theme: Change Can’t Wait. Our Time with Antibiotics is Running Out
Once again the November campaign is striving to increase global awareness of antibiotic resistance. World antibiotic awareness week encourages best practice among the general public, health workers and policy makers, with the intention of preventing the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.
Since their discovery, antibiotics have served as the foundation of modern medicine. However, the persistent overuse and misuse of antibiotics in human and animal health have encouraged the emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance (AMR). read more…
World Diabetes Day is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign and is marked annually on 14th November, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922.
World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes.
Today is World Mental Health Day, an annual campaign that raises awareness of mental health issues around the world and encourages support of mental health.
This year special attention is being paid to young people and mental health.
Advancing Public Health Practice in Small Islands
Established in 1993, the Inter Island Public Health Forum (IIPHF) is a loose association of health professionals with an interest in the special health needs of small island communities.The IIPHFarranges conferences periodically in different island locations.
Young People and Mental Health in a changing World
This year, for World Mental Health Day, the World Health Organisation are drawing our attention to young people and mental health. Approximately 1.2 billion people (1 in 6) of the world’s population are adolescents, aged between 10 and 19. Several factors such as alcohol or tobacco use, lack of physical activity, unprotected sex and/or exposure to violence can jeopardize not only adolescents’ current health, but also their health as adults, and the health of their future children.