Health and wellbeing qualifications: new course dates announced

Limited places are now available for RSPH-accredited supporting smoking cessation, understanding health improvement and supporting behaviour change courses in Birmingham in the new year. If one of your new year’s resolutions is to gain a health and wellbeing qualification (or to support your staff to do so), then this is for you. These short courses …

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What’s the future for Healthy Futures?

Healthy Futures Practice Navigator at work

Unfortunately, we’ve had to stop taking referrals to our social prescribing service Healthy Futures again, leaving dozens of vulnerable people in Birmingham without support. Right now, we simply don’t have the money to continue. Back in February, we announced that we would be continuing to fund the service using our own savings. At the time, …

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Listening to Maternity Voices

The latest meeting of the Birmingham and Solihull Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) took place on Thursday last week. Members of the public met up with midwives and other maternity professionals to talk about their experiences of the maternity system and discuss some of the latest developments. MVPs are a way for service users to share …

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Local businesses get a taste of new Workplace Wellbeing services

Gateway Health and Wellbeing team

On 19th July, we officially launched our Workplace Wellbeing services with a free Workplace Health Taster Day. The hospitality suite at the Chamber of Commerce building became a “health centre” for the day, with free activities including blood pressure and BMI checks (with personalised advice based on the results), an introduction to Tai Chi, impairment …

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