Launch of New Mental Wellbeing Support Info Hub

Health partners and providers, local authorities and emergency services across Kent and Medway are working together to provide information on local support services to help people’s mental wellbeing during the ongoing Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic crisis. Information is available at www.kent.gov.uk/wellbeing for people experiencing bereavement and loss, debt and financial difficulties, pregnant women and new mums…

Public Health England and Kent County Council statement on confirmed COVID-19 case in Kent

Specialists from Public Health England (PHE) are working with Kent County Council and NHS colleagues following a confirmed case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the county. The case is now in a treatment centre in London. Dr James Mapstone, Acting Regional Director, Public Health England South of England, said: “Public Health England is contacting people who…

Two new websites promote positive emotional health this Children’s Mental Health Week

This Children’s Mental Health Week, young people in Kent are being invited to visit a new website designed to help keep them emotionally healthy – and there is a separate site aimed at helping parents support their children’s mental health too. MoodSpark (www.moodspark.org.uk) has been developed for young people in Kent, with young people in…

Ready for a New You this New Year?

‘New Year, New You’ is the message to Kent residents who are facing increasing health issues from poor lifestyle behaviours including inactivity and unhealthy eating. Along with smoking and drinking too much alcohol, these can have long term effects on people’s emotional and physical health, leading to an increased risk of many types of cancer,…