Campaigns

Youth Day, 7th April 2019

Health Promotion focused on healthy relationships, reducing risk and boosting self esteem. Visitors were able to avail themselves of resources on display and were encouraged to describe “One thing I like about myself…”. It was surprising to see that most participants found it difficult to think of at least one[…]

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World Kidney Day, 14th March 2019

Health Promotion supported an event to highlight kidney health awareness organised by the Gibraltar Dialysis Patients and Friends Group at Westside School on Thursday 14th March. Discussions and dissections formed the core theme of the event Chronic kidney disease (CKD) refers to a progressive loss in kidney function over a[…]

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No Smoking Day, 13th March 2019

No Smoking Day aims to bring awareness to the dangers of this addiction. The day also tries to spotlight resources available to help people decide to try and quit. The department of Public Health was joined by the Smoke Cessation lead and other professionals/ interested members of the public to[…]

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Make a swap when you next shop! (C4L Jan 2019)

The latest campaign from Change4Life aims to help parents see how making a few simple swaps to their everyday food and drinks can really make a difference. There is a surprisingly high amount of sugar in everyday food and drink products:

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Keep antibiotics working is the message from Public Health England!

Our time with antibiotics is running out. Antibiotics are a type of drug classed as antimicrobials that are used in treatment and prevention of bacterial infections. They may kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria. Antibiotics are not effective against viruses such as common cold or influenza, and may be harmful when taken inappropriately.

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Mindful Eating at Christmas

Winter is a time for celebration and certainly indulging in a variety of  food and drink . High fat nibbles and party food can be tempting, easy to pick at and often make up the equivalent of a full meal in calories (for example sausage rolls, cheesy bites, or cold[…]

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CHAMP about town! – Winter Review 2018

CHAMP (Children, Healthy and Active! Multi-agency Programme) launched its winter phase of planned events on Saturday 8th December at Casemates Square. The programme led by local professionals from across Health, Social Care, Education, Public Health, Sports and Leisure, Youth and Culture, along with local businesses and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) aims to[…]

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World Aids Day, 1st December 2018

Today marks World AIDS Day, an annual campaign where people across the world hold events to raise awareness about HIV. This year marks the day’s 30th anniversary, highlighting the significant progress made towards the treatment of HIV and the reduction of deaths from AIDS since 1988.

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