Kindness and Support for Mental Health Week
Kent and Medway residents are being reminded of support services available during COVID-19 as Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May) highlights the theme of kindness.
Mental health crisis support via text
A new text service has been launched across Kent and Medway for people of all ages needing mental health support.
Public Health England and Medway Council statement on confirmed COVID-19 cases in Medway
Specialists from Public Health England (PHE) are working with Medway Council and NHS colleagues following two confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Support for breastfeeding mums
Breastfeeding mothers are being celebrated and supported, thanks to the ‘Beside You’ campaign.
Residents encouraged to get free NHS health check
We're encouraging residents aged 40 to 74 to book their free NHS Health Checks. Residents can also get their blood pressure checked in Rochester and Chatham at two pop-up events.
Residents encouraged to take part in online sexual wellbeing survey
Medway residents aged 45 and over are being encouraged to take part in an online survey.
Residents encouraged to look after their oral health as part of national campaign
Medway Council is encouraging residents to recognise the signs of mouth cancer as part of a national awareness campaign.
Residents encouraged to protect themselves against flu this winter
Medway Council is encouraging residents to become flu fighters this winter.
Chatty bench to tour Medway
A chatty bench will tour Medway as part of Medway Council’s A Better Medway – Together campaign which aims to reduce loneliness and social isolation.
Council offers full-fees scholarship for a medical school student
Medway students with aspirations to become a doctor have been given an extra boost with the announcement of a full-fees scholarship funded by Medway Council.
Stub out the habit this Stoptober
Medway Council is encouraging smokers to access support and advice on how to stub out smoking this Stoptober.
Residents encouraged to apply for funding to help reduce mental health stigma in Medway
Medway Council is encouraging residents to apply for funding to organise events which aim to reduce the stigma around mental health.
Celebrating Medway’s public health services
More than 150 health professionals and two Olympic athletes gathered to celebrate Medway’s public health services.
Helping residents stub out smoking
The number of smokers in Medway has reduced by more than 10 per cent in the last six years.
Trading Standards seizes 82,000 illegal cigarettes
More than 80,000 illegal cigarettes have been seized following a weekend of action by Medway Council’s Trading Standards team and Kent Police.
Let’s tackle loneliness together
Medway Council is launching a campaign to combat loneliness and social isolation in Medway.