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.
June 15th marks the second bug busting day of 2018!
What is Bug Busting?
Bug Busting forms part of a national education initiative, asking parents and schools to help take steps to eradicate head lice.
Parents (and carers) of young children are encouraged to check their heads for lice, regardless of itching or the sight of eggs. The aim is to identify and remove any lice in circulation, stopping the problem in one go and preventing endless circulation. read more…
This summer the CHAMP team are set to explore nutrition with several workshops, activities and events free for families to attend.
The first of the summer events is set to launch on Saturday 7th July at Eastern Beach (with more details to follow) and promises to be interactive, fun and child-friendly.
The focus of Men’s Health Week 2018 is on men and diabetes.
World No Tobacco Day marks the annual awareness campaign launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1987, the aim being to highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use and encourage governments worldwide to implement effective policies to reduce tobacco use.
WHO highlight that tobacco use kills more than 7 million people worldwide every year, and this figure will continue to rise unless anti-tobacco actions increase. read more…