News - Public Health Dorset
Parents are being asked by Public Health Dorset to make a swap when they next shop to help cut down their children’s.
Public Health England (PHE) has released a new film showing the devastating harms from smoking and how these can be avoided by switching to an e-cigarette or using another type of quit aid. View PDF
Dry January is the UK’s one-month booze-free challenge. This year we are encouraging you to join Public Health Dorset and take up the challenge to feel great and save some cash. View PDF
The news has been filled recently with tragic stories of road traffic accidents. Organisations across the county are working on a number of schemes to try and turn this around. Recently, we’ve supported Bournemouth Borough Council on a driving scheme, which has now gained national recognition. Our
We’ve benefitted in Dorset from having good breastfeeding peer supporters, who have been on hand to provide information and support to mums to help them succeed at breastfeeding. We recently commissioned Families and Babies (FAB), a national breastfeeding charity, to further develop the role of peer supporters
Mental health problems are difficult obstacles for anyone to overcome. But what if that person is a child or a teenager? And what if it could have been prevented? We’re working with a number of agencies across Dorset, including the NHS and local councils, to develop plans
Quitting – it ain’t easy. But thousands of people successfully quit smoking in Dorset every year. Some with support from services such as LiveWell Dorset, and some through sheer will power. Many will have tried a few times before being successful. There are some things you can
Alcohol and other drugs can have a huge impact on people, their families and society. We’re committed to supporting people to regain control of their lives. Public Health Dorset and local councils commission a number of services that support people to do this. We are currently looking
Smokers across Dorset are being urged to take the first step in giving up cigarettes for good on No Smoking Day, which takes place on Wednesday 9 March. While studies show that two-thirds of smokers want to quit, nearly one in five UK adults continue to smoke,
It has been known for some time that secondhand smoke has a huge effect on health. In Bournemouth, we’ve been piloting a scheme to test levels of carbon monoxide gas due to secondhand smoke in enclosed areas of social housing such as communal hallways. We teamed up
Breastfeeding provides babies and mums with long-term health benefits, and we want to support mums to both start and continue breastfeeding. Public Health Dorset is changing the way breastfeeding support services are delivered from April. The new service, provided by national breastfeeding charity Families and Babies (FAB),
Ever seen cigarettes sold in your neighbourhood, on social media or anywhere other than a shop? Trading standards teams across Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset are looking into the supply of illegal tobacco in the area, and are asking for any information that can help tackle the problem.