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Training and support to help reduce suicide in Devon

Public Health authorities in Devon, Plymouth and Torbay are working hard to prevent suicide through a programme of public awareness raising, targeted training for professionals and volunteers, and by supporting local grass roots community initiatives aimed at preventing suicide.

Posted on: 9 September 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
Enjoy Devon safely

Director of Public Health Devon urges residents to look out for each other and keep doing their bit to reduce the spread of COVID-19 as England reaches fourth step of government’s roadmap out of lockdown

“Although the legal restrictions have lifted, our responsibility to members of our family, friends and society has not changed.”

Posted on: 22 July 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Meal boxes delivered to families with young children across Devon

Two thousand meal boxes are being delivered to families with young children this Easter holiday in an initiative designed to help those who are struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted on: 15 April 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Residents and visitors urged to be tick aware as first UK-acquired case of babesiosis is identified in Devon

Devon’s Public Health team has issued a warning to residents and visitors to be ‘tick aware’ as the first UK-acquired case babesiosis is identified in Devon.

Posted on: 31 July 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Devon ‘prepared’ if there’s a local outbreak

Devon has produced a blueprint which details how any future outbreaks of the virus in Devon would be managed and how its transmission would be contained.

Posted on: 9 July 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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New moves to contain coronavirus in Devon

New measures to contain and reduce cases of coronavirus in Devon and safeguard the health of local people have been revealed.

Posted on: 30 June 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Smile! It’s National Smile Month

Today signals the start of National Smile Month (18 May to 18 June), and Devon Public Health, Libraries Unlimited, Devon’s Childrens’ Centres and Action for Children are raising awareness of oral health hygiene in children and families, in conjunction with the Oral Health Foundation.

Posted on: 19 May 2020
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Public Health Annual Report on planetary and human health receives cross party support

The report explores the relationship between the health of people and the health of our planet, including the links between environmental change and emerging infectious diseases such as coronavirus.

Posted on: 15 May 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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