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Health and wellbeing

NAViGO appointed as new children’s mental health provider

NAViGO has been appointed as the new provider of emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children in North East Lincolnshire. The award-winning social enterprise is to deliver the Young Minds Matter (YMM) contract locally from April 2023. The service, which offers children and young people up to the age of 19 support with their…

4 months ago | Children and families

World-leading research to help young people say ‘no’ to smoking

YOUNG people in North East Lincolnshire are set to benefit from world-leading research into smoking prevention. The INTENT training was developed by a team of psychologists at the University of Leeds and saw over six thousand school-aged students tracked over four years, with half receiving interventions to encourage them not to take up smoking. According…

5 months ago | Children and families

Health officials warn shops over underage vape sales

Public Health and Trading Standards officers at North East Lincolnshire Council have issued a warning to local shops over the sale of vapes to underage customers. Almost 300 convenience store retailers in North East Lincolnshire have been written to by Trading Standards officers, advising them of the law and their responsibilities. Despite it being illegal…

7 months ago | Health and wellbeing

Gambling not always just a bit of fun says Director of Public Health

A leading Public Health official is appealing to North East Lincolnshire residents to think about the risks of gambling getting “out of control” in the wake of a report highlighting how online gambling losses are skewed towards deprived areas. The report, produced by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) and the University of Liverpool,…

9 months ago | Health and wellbeing

Could you get help to pay for healthy food and milk?

Hundreds of parents in North East Lincolnshire could qualify for help to buy healthy food and milk. Under the NHS Healthy Start scheme, women who are more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4 years old, and have a qualifying benefit can claim up to £8.50 each week. The money is deposited…

1 year ago | Children and families

Household Support Grants to help those who are struggling this winter

The Household Support Grant scheme, funded by the Department of Work and Pensions, is now open to North East Lincolnshire residents over 16 years of age to provide support to households in most need this winter as the economy recovers from the impact of COVID. The maximum grant available is £250. The grants are specifically…

1 year ago | General

Free courses to help maintain a healthy weight

A new 12-week free weight management course is being set up to support people in North East Lincolnshire. With the help of wellbeing coaches trained by Xyla, a national health and wellbeing organisation, the courses will offer support and encouragement to local people who want to lose weight or maintain weight whilst living a healthier…

1 year ago | Health and wellbeing