It’s Children’s Mental Health Week

If you think a child you know has a problem, it can be hard to know how to start talking to them about it. When there are problems at home, such as parents fighting, divorce or a death in the family, children can become withdrawn and upset.

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“Coughs and sneezes spread diseases”

Check out this Public Information Film from 1946 advising the public to use a handkerchief to stop the spread of diseases. Read more about preventing colds and flu here: ow.ly/nGJo306uevP Credits: The Central Office of...

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Relaxation with Pat!

Pat Cunningham is a member of the Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital Community Services team. In this video she describes the importance of relaxation and gives tips on how to follow relaxation routines at home. Tips include the relaxation techniques of breathing,...

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Activity for Life – Lynne & Peter

Lynne and Peter talk about how getting more active after joining Activity for Life fitness sessions taking place at Volair Gyms has transformed their wellbeing. Activity For Life classes has gradually improved their health & wellbeing not only through weight loss, but...

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Community Allotments at the Children’s Centre – Kirk

Kirk talks about Hilltop Community Allotments. As a Dad, he has gotten many benefits from taking part. No gardening experience is necessary & people learn from each other. Mums are welcome too! To join in or find out more, contact the Children's Centre. Find their...

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Kim & Sam – Volunteer Breastfeeding Peer Supporters

Kim and Sam are Home-Start Knowsley Volunteer Breastfeeding Peer Supporters. To find out how to get involved with the group, contact Tracey at Home-Start Knowsley by phoning Tracey or via the website where you can download an application form directly. For the latest...

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Cardiac Rehab – A Partner’s Perspective

Collette attends cardiac rehab sessions along with her husband who has had a heart attack. In this video she talks about how watching the rehab sessions gave her the confidence to encourage her husband to keep up his rehab exercises. She also speaks about the benefits...

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Life after stroke – Pat shares her story

Pat shares her story about the impact a stroke had on her life. She talks about how it first impacted her life & her wellness and how she has recovered with the help of participating in low-impact exercises via Activity For Life & has continued with fitness classes at...

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Children’s Centres – Hilltop Stay & Play session

Danielle, who is both a volunteer & a parent at Hilltop Children's Centres, tells us about how she got involved & what to expect in your first visit to the centre. For more information on Hilltop Children's Centre & others in Huyton please click here. Watch out on the...

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BMI healthy weight calculator

BMI is good way to check if you are a healthy weight. Use our BMI calculator to check the whole family and find helpful information and advice. BMI is a measure of whether you're a healthy weight for your...

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Kathleen’s Top Tips! Tip 1 Delaying Cravings

Kathleen shares her tops tips for weight management. In this video she describes how delaying cravings worked for her. Kathleen took part in the Knowsley Measure Up Weight Management group. To watch her full story click here Did you know that there are lots of...

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Weight Loss Myths

Do you know fact from fiction when it comes to weight loss? Have you heard of these common weight loss myths? A radical exercise regime is the only way to lose weight Carbs make you put on weight Foods labelled 'low fat' or 'reduced fat' are always a healthy choice...

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Measure Up Weight Management group – Kathleen’s story!

Kathleen tells us about the Measure Up Weight Management group she has participated in. In this video she shares some of her top hints & tips for weight management. Did you know that there are lots of services which you can avail of for weight management in Knowsley?...

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Yvonne Talks About Prescot Caring Companions

About Prescot Caring Companions The Prescot Caring Companions club runs on Monday evenings at the Guild Hall in Prescot, (L34 6HW) from 7 o'clock. The group supports both carers and cared for by providing access to a community run social group to combat social...

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Do you know how to be sugar smart?

The Change4Life Sugar Smart app is designed to show quickly and easily how much sugar is in the food and drink you’re having. Just scan the barcode and see how much sugar it contains. See how much sugar is in a product Keep track of the last 10 products you’ve scanned...

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What’s the best thing about being a Dad?

This video features different dads sharing their stories of what it was like to become a father, the best things about being a dad and how having a baby changed their relationship with their partner. NHS Choices has a wealth of information for new parents and parents...

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Are you due for your health MOT? Between 40-74?

If you're aged 40 to 74 you may be eligible for a free NHS Health Check. It's a great way to check your health and get personalised advice on keeping yourself healthy and active. Your NHS Health Check is to make sure some of your body's most important systems are all...

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Can you guess? Drugs quiz

In this MyYouthhealthtalk video Chloe, Jim, Leah and Sam (played by an actor) talk about their experiences of trying different drugs. Can you work out which drugs they are talking about? Scroll down for answers! Click here to watch...

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Young people, alcohol & culture

Do you remember the first time you had an alcoholic drink? Ever wonder how you ended up having a drink in the first place? Watch this MyHealthTalk video to hear young people share their experiences of alcohol and peer pressure around it.   To find out more...

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Blood pressure quiz

High blood pressure is sometimes called the silent killer, as it often has no symptoms but can significantly increase your risk of heart disease, stroke and dementia. Use this tool to find out how much you...

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Down’s syndrome: Victoria’s story

Richard Davis's daughter, Victoria, was born with Down's syndrome. He talks about the impact the chromosome disorder has had on Victoria, and also on family life.   My name's Richard and I have a daughter who has Down syndrome. This is Bianca. This is Ingrid. When...

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Carers emergency scheme

Gordon Conochie from the Princess Royal Trust for Carers and Crossroads Care explains the carers emergency scheme, which gives peace of mind to carers. David, who cares for his partner Martin, carries a carers emergency card. It identifies him as a carer, and who he...

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About COPD (bronchitis and emphysema)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (bronchitis and emphysema) is the name for a collection of lung diseases, including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease. It affects an estimated 3 million people in the UK. In this...

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A&E in Knowsley

The Emergency Department (A&E) is intended for patients who have received a serious injury, sudden severe Illness or a medical emergency.  For more information on when to call 999 click here. Only attend a hospital Accident & Emergency department in the event of an...

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NHS 111

Did You Know about the NHS 111 non emergency telephone service? 111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It’s fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals. They will ask you a series of questions to assess your...

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Your Local Pharmacy Smoking Cessation Services

Did You Know? Many local pharmacies in Knowsley offer smoking cessation services for free if you do not pay for your prescriptions? Watch the video below to find out more. Pharmacists are highly trained health professionals and play a key role in providing quality...

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Knowsley Care Of The Chemist Scheme

Many pharmacies in Knowsley provide a Care of the Chemist Scheme where your local Pharmacist is able to prescribe from an agreed list of medications so they can recommend the most appropriate treatment for your condition. The scheme provides an additional way for you...

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Knowsley Walk-In Centres

Did You Know? Knowsley has 3 Walk-In Centres in Huyton, Kirkby and Halewood. If your injury is not serious, you can get help from one of these centres rather than going to an A&E department. Your NHS Walk-in Centre offers treatment for minor illnesses and injuries...

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At Your Pharmacy: New Medicine Service

If you are prescribed a medicine to treat a long-term condition for the first time, you may be able to get extra help and advice about your medicine from your local pharmacist through a new free scheme called the New Medicine Service (NMS). Learn more about the...

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