Campaigns

National Vegetarian Week, 16th-22nd May 2022

National Vegetarian Week aim to encourage as many people as possible to enjoy more plant based meals for the week. Benefits are seen to health, to the environment and cost savings for each family. * Improve health! Most fruits and vegetables are naturally low in calories but high in nutrients[…]

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Mental Health Awareness Week, 9th-15th May 2022

This year, the theme for the week is ‘Loneliness’. Long-term loneliness is closely linked to mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. Most people feel lonely sometimes, for many different reasons. If loneliness is affecting your life, there are things you can try that may help… Try talking about[…]

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World Asthma Day, 3rd May 2022

The first Tuesday of May each year provides the opportunity to raise awareness and encourage support for those living with Asthma. Asthma is a chronic lung disease, which causes breathing difficulties due to swelling and inflammation of the bronchial tubes. This inflammation is often in reaction to a specific trigger(s)[…]

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Earth Hour Day, 26th March 2022

Earth Hour is an annual campaign marked at 8:30 pm on the last Saturday of March. Supporters in countries across the globe unite, taking action on and raising awareness on the issues facing our collective home. This year’s theme is: ‘For us and Future Generations….’ It  seeks to inspire more[…]

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World Oral Health Day, 20th March 2022

Good oral hygiene is linked to general well-being.  It helps prevent bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease. Additionally, studies link oral health- particularly periodontal (gum) disease- to the increased risk of various chronic conditions; including diabetes, heart disease and stroke. How can I improve my oral health?  Brush for[…]

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No Smoking Day, 9th March 2022

No Smoking Day is held annually on the second Wednesday of March. The day is highlighted as a time to reach out to friends or family members who suffer from nicotine addiction and encourage them to quit. Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death and illness worldwide. Smoking increases[…]

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World Cancer Day, 4th February 2022

Cancer has remained one of the consistent top three causes of death in Gibraltar. Lung, breast and bowel cancer the most common forms detected. It is important to emphasize that not all cancers are inevitable, many cases may be prevented entirely. Factors that increase our chances of developing cancer include:[…]

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Cervical Screening

Cervical screening is used to identify early cell changes in the cervix which may lead to pre-cancerous cells (that may eventually develop into cancerous cells).  Cervical screening helps prevent cervical cancer. The Human Papilomavirus (HPV) is very common in the population. HPV are a group of more than 100 viruses[…]

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Better Health Obesity Campaign 2022

Public Health England’s ‘Better Health’ campaign returns in January 2022 with positive and motivating messages for us to take action and improve our health. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO): Worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975. Most of the world’s population live in countries where overweight and obesity[…]

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Dry January 2022

The Dry January campaign is a campaign that promotes a month free of alcohol; and was initiated in 2013 with approximately 4,000 people taking part. The campaign has continued to grow with around 130,000 taking part in 2021. Many of us drink to relax, socialise or celebrate. However, before we[…]

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