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Young People’s Nursing Service rated GOOD by inspectors

Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors have handed down high praise to the Public Health Nursing Service at North East Lincolnshire Council rating it ‘good’ overall, in a report published today.   Inspectors, in the first CQC Inspection of the service where a rating has been given, noted staff’s ‘compassion and kindness’ and the ‘good care’…

1 month ago | Health and wellbeing

First school in North East Lincolnshire becomes ‘smoke-free’

A local school has become the first in the area to become entirely smoke free as part of a pilot scheme by Public Health. Thrunscoe Primary and Nursery Academy have worked closely with North East Lincolnshire Council’s Public Health team to deliver a package of measures, working towards becoming a smoke-free school. The Academy created…

3 months ago | Health and wellbeing
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Young people encouraged to look after their mental health

YOUNG people and their friends, families, and teachers across North East Lincolnshire are urged to reach out for support if they’re feeling low during the half-term break. Or, if you are a parent who notices your child is letting exam stress or other worries get them down then also pick up the phone or go…

4 months ago | Children and families

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…

10 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…

11 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…

1 year 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,…

1 year ago | Health and wellbeing