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Health and wellbeing

Meadow View school becomes first in Rotherham to be Smokefree

Meadow View primary is the first Rotherham school to make all areas of its grounds and surrounding perimeters completely Smokefree.

1 October 2019

Rotherham’s winners are buzzing from garden competition awards success

Winners of the Council’s annual garden competition for council tenants and leaseholders are buzzing with their success at a celebration event at Clifton Park Garden House.

20 September 2019

Council leader backs calls for fairer public health funding

Rotherham Council’s Leader has joined forces with over a third of upper tier council leaders across England to back Cancer Research UK’s call for the new Government to increase public health funding.

14 August 2019

Advice for residents as heatwave looms

Rotherham residents are being urged to prepare for a heatwave which is due over the coming days, according to Met Office forecasts.

22 July 2019

Survey launched to help find out how we can respond to suicide as a community

The Council would like to hear from anyone who has been bereaved from or affected by suicide and who would like to share their views.

5 June 2019

Illicit cigarettes seized in trading standards operation

More than 70,000 suspected illicit cigarettes have been taken off the streets in a major trading standards operation in Rotherham.

16 May 2019

Will No Smoking Day be the day YOU stop smoking?

Rotherham smokers wishing to quit this No Smoking Day on Wednesday the 13th of March, can do so with the help of a free, local service.

8 March 2019

Rotherham's Council's plans to make Rotherham's air cleaner

Responding to the Government’s requirements relating to Clean Air Zones, Rotherham Council has proposed a series of measurements to improve air quality.

5 December 2018

Healthy lives through a lens

People in the borough are being asked to express how they stay happy, healthy and well in their day-to-day lives through the art form of photography.

5 December 2018

Flu vaccinations available in Rotherham

People in Rotherham are encouraged to get the flu vaccination to help protect themselves and their loved ones this winter.

11 October 2018

Stoptober returns to help Rotherham smokers stub out the habit

Stoptober is back for its 7th year - and Rotherham smokers are being encouraged to join in with the biggest mass quit attempt in the country.

1 October 2018

School pupils create Smokefree park signs

Smokefree park signs created by local school children will soon be seen in outdoor play areas across Rotherham.

11 July 2018

Celebrating Shared Lives Carers in the borough

As part of the national Shared Lives Week (18-24 June), Rotherham Council held the event for carers who offer a range of support from long term accommodation to short breaks and day support.

20 June 2018

New service available to help you get healthy

Rotherham residents thinking about getting healthier can now access free support from a new service designed to help people achieve their healthy lifestyle goals.

19 June 2018

Improving the borough’s mental health one step at a time

A new survey - released as part of Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May) – has shown that the people of Rotherham recognise the importance of looking after their mental health and wellbeing (99%).

14 May 2018

New free support service in Rotherham for people affected by substance misuse

A new free support service for adults affected by drug and alcohol misuse is up and running in Rotherham from 1 April.

10 April 2018

Rotherham locals with MS get active with new pilot programme

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) have a new opportunity to get active as the MS Society teams up with Rotherham Council and Sheffield Hallam University to bring MS Active for Health to the borough.

10 April 2018

Smokers warned of dangers of black market tobacco

Rotherham Council is warning people of the dangers of smoking black market cigarettes following a crackdown in Rotherham.

6 December 2017

Stay Well This Winter

People in Rotherham are being encouraged to take early action to avoid catching colds and flu in order to stay well this winter.

29 November 2017

New Rotherham sensory support centre is officially opened

A new service designed to make a difference to the lives of deaf and/or blind residents was officially opened earlier this week.

18 October 2017

Carers launch the flu campaign

Carers are being encouraged to have the flu jab to protect themselves and their loved ones this winter.

11 October 2017

More quitters in time for Stoptober 2017

Rotherham is bucking the national trend, as smoking continues to decline across the borough.

3 October 2017

Innovative Rotherham project shortlisted for national award

An innovative project which uses exercise to help Rotherham people manage long-term health conditions has been short-listed for a prestigious national award.

13 July 2017

New tool launched to encourage living well for longer

Local residents are set to benefit from a unique tool that helps them to map their ageing journey and improve their chances of living better for longer.

12 June 2017

Public Health information about the impact of fires on health

The fire at the Universal Recycling company site at Kilnhurst is no longer burning. This is some general public health information about the impact of fires on health.

19 May 2017

Mental Health Awareness week – Surviving or Thriving?

This week is Mental Health awareness week so the Council is urging people to think about how they could improve their emotional wellbeing.

12 May 2017

Changes to The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Integrated Sexual Health Services

From 1 April 2017, all Rotherham sexual health advice, testing, treatment and contraceptive services will operate from one central point at Rotherham Hospital and at outreach services in the community

31 March 2017

Spring into better mental health

The Council is urging people to spring into better mental health this March by getting help and support if they feel low in mood, depressed or are having suicidal thoughts.

17 March 2017

Spring clean health and finances on National Stop Smoking day

Rotherham Health experts are saying, ‘no ifs or butts’ and urging smokers to make the most of using 8th March, to spring clean their health and their finances. 

28 February 2017

Let your heart beat healthier

This Valentine’s Day Rotherham Council is urging local smokers to quit and receive the perfect Valentine’s gift; a healthier heart.

14 February 2017

Children choose better lifestyle choices

Children are putting the breaks on bad lifestyle choices - like smoking and drinking sugary drinks - a new school survey has found.

1 February 2017

Rotherham Leisure Complex refurbishment

Over 150 thousand pounds has been invested in Rotherham Leisure Complex in a bid to get communities active in 2017.

13 January 2017

Rotherham Council supports smokefree January campaign

This New Year, Rotherham Council is supporting the new hard-hitting stop smoking campaign launched by Public Health England.

9 January 2017

New life-saving scheme launched

Rotherham Libraries to loan out life-saving equipment and training at the heart of your communities.

6 December 2016

Celebrating a year of success for the Active for Health programme

Local residents with long term health conditions have joined in celebrations to mark the first anniversary of the trailblazing Active For Health research programme.

29 November 2016

All Saints Square gains lifesaving milestone

Rotherham Town Centre has helped a local charity reach an important milestone as it hosts a life-saving device.

23 November 2016

Protect yourself and others from flu

Local residents who are eligible for a free flu vaccination are being urged to get their jab as soon as possible.

24 October 2016

This Girl Can win awards!

A Council backed sports project has been named the best in Yorkshire for its inspiring work with young people.

28 September 2016

Smokers urged to take the 28 day Stoptober challenge

Smokers across South Yorkshire are being encouraged to try and quit for 28 days, as this year's Stoptober campaign launches.

22 September 2016

Rotherham Tobacco Alliance relaunches to support smokers to quit

The Rotherham Tobacco Alliance has re-launched to welcome new members and re-visit its priorities with the aim to achieve the national vision of creating a 'Smokefree generation by 2025'.

15 September 2016

Campaign launched to break the silence on suicide

Rotherham Council has today launched the first phase of a suicide prevention campaign in an attempt to encourage men to speak out about suicide.

22 July 2016

Have your say on the future of Rotherham public health services

Rotherham Council is consulting on the future of public health services and wants to hear your views on what is important to you over the next five years.

18 July 2016

Let's get Rotherham more active

Over 70 people from a range of organisations have pledged their support for getting Rotherham more active.

17 May 2016

Spot the signs of bladder and kidney cancers

Rotherham Council is raising awareness locally of a national campaign which aims to flag up a key symptom for both bladder and kidney cancers - blood in pee.

21 March 2016

Make One You, change you

This week marks the launch of ‘One You’, a ground-breaking new campaign from Public Health England.

7 March 2016

Launch of project set to see more local people participate in exercise

Rotherham Council has officially launched their 'Active for Health' research project.

2 March 2016

Show you love your pet and stub out passive smoking

Animal lovers are urged to be aware of the passive smoking risk to pets on Love Your Pet Day.

19 February 2016

Hard hitting campaign highlights 16 cancers linked to smoking

Rotherham Council is raising awareness of the link between smoking and cancer as part of a regional campaign.

4 February 2016

The Young Inspectors are recruiting!

Rotherham Council is placing young people at the heart of inspecting services delivered to children, young people and their families, and is looking for new recruits.

28 January 2016

Help to quit for Rotherham smokers

Smokers in Rotherham who are planning to make a New Year’s resolution to quit smoking are being offered free support to help them achieve a smokefree start to 2016.

23 December 2015

South Yorkshire councils launch campaign to tackle illegal tobacco

Rotherham, Sheffield and Doncaster councils have joined forces to launch a campaign to stop children and young people accessing cheap and illegal cigarettes on the black market.

29 October 2015

Aston Leisure Centre rated excellent by leading quality scheme

Aston-cum-Aughton Leisure Centre, managed by Places for People Leisure in partnership with Rotherham Council, has been recognised for its excellent services.

28 October 2015

Rotherham joins the cycling revolution

Rotherham is getting ready to entice more people into cycling after securing funding to provide a fleet of 70 new electric bikes in a Government competition.

30 September 2015

Stoptober and smoking ban backed throughout South Yorkshire

Smokers across South Yorkshire are being encouraged to quit the habit, as Stoptober launches and new legislation comes into force.

25 September 2015

Health store relaunches

A Rotherham health store that launched with support from the Council is re-branding with a promise to offer shoppers even better value!

7 September 2015

Meet your Ride Leader!

Sky Ride Local rides are guided bike rides offering opportunities to anyone who would like to cycle with a group along scenic planned routes.

19 August 2015

Smoking in cars containing children to become illegal

South Yorkshire Tobacco Control Collaborative is urging motorists in the region to keep their vehicles smokefree, ahead of the introduction of the new Smokefree Cars law.

19 August 2015

Sky Rides are back for 2015!

Rotherham’s new world record breaker Richard Nutt has jumped on his bike to launch a series of guided bike rides across the borough.

29 July 2015

Greencore achieves the Workplace Wellbeing Charter

Greencore Prepared Meals is the first business in Rotherham to achieve the Workplace Wellbeing Charter, a national standard that demonstrates employers’ commitment to workplace health and wellbeing.

22 July 2015

New website launched to help mental health issues

A new website has been launched which will help young people deal with emotional health and wellbeing issues.

13 July 2015

Maltby Leisure Centre wins Leisure Centre of the Year Award

Rotherham Council’s leisure facility Maltby Leisure Centre has been named ‘Leisure Centre of the Year’ in the prestigious UK Active Flame fitness industry awards.

7 July 2015

"Heart of Steel" sculpture unveiled in Rotherham town centre

As the ambitious “Yorkshire Man of Steel” project edges ever closer, a big piece of the project is set to bring a lot of heart to Rotherham town centre.

25 June 2015

Rotherham receives boost to encourage more people to get moving

Hundreds of people in Rotherham are set to transform their lives thanks to a £500k* investment from National Lottery delivered by Sport England.

1 June 2015

New mobile cycle hub for Rotherham

A leading Rotherham councillor will be taking to two wheels next week when she visits a new 'one-stop' mobile cycle hub.

28 May 2015

Last stile removed in Wales

The final obstacle to easy access to walkers in one corner of the Rotherham borough has been removed.

22 April 2015

Weigh Up offers free weight management support in Rotherham

A number of free services are now on offer across Rotherham to help those struggling to reach and maintain a healthier weight.

21 April 2015

Summer is coming - time to get into the countryside again

Winter might continue to bite, but dedicated groups of volunteers are already preparing the Rotherham countryside in preparation for better weather.

27 March 2015

Campaign welcomes ban on smoking in cars carrying children

Directors of Public Health (DoPH) at three South Yorkshire local authorities have welcomed the announcement of new legislation to protect children in cars from tobacco smoke.

4 March 2015

Athletics stadium on track to stay open

Herringthorpe Athletics Stadium has been saved from closure after the Council identified budget savings to reinstate the facility from April 1.

24 February 2015

Partner organisations sign up to customer promises

Partner organisations in Rotherham have signed up to a single set of customer standards providing a Rotherham-wide commitment to delivering high quality services against their promises.

19 November 2014

Buddies spread the word at Rotherham Show!

Mums and mums-to-be flocked to the One Town, One Community tent at Rotherham show, where the Rotherham Breast Buddies stall gave out information on breastfeeding and local groups.

30 September 2014

Active Rotherham resident celebrates 100 years

One active Rotherham resident is set to receive a sporty celebration from the Council’s Active Rotherham team after scoring a century.

26 August 2014

Rotherham's Ministry of Food prepares to reopen

Building work is taking place at Rotherham's Ministry of Food in preparation for its re-opening in the autumn.

4 August 2014

Rotherham Heart Town scores another success

Rotherham’s fruitful Heart Town partnership has produced another success with the printing and publishing of life-saving cards.

29 July 2014

Report Highlights Pressures on Rotherham GP Services

Growing pressures on the borough’s GP services has been identified in a special report by Rotherham's Health Select Commission.

8 July 2014

Mini cyclists compete with Tour de France competitors

Mini-cyclists from Herringthorpe Junior School were hot on the heels of their official Tour de France counterparts during a recent pedal week challenge.

1 July 2014

Rotherham's Drive for Life

One young safety-conscious Rotherham resident has won big thanks to an innovative project which aims to save lives on the road.

29 May 2014

New cycle scheme aims to get residents on their bikes!

Rotherham residents are being urged to get on their bikes with the launch of a new scheme.

1 May 2014

Local businesses show their hearts

Seven Rotherham businesses have been rewarded for their big hearts after being awarded certificates for their fundraising and lifesaving efforts.

10 April 2014

Exciting changes for leisure centres

Rotherham's four leisure centres will see some exciting changes over the next few months.

7 April 2014

Become a British Cycling ride leader

The hunt is on for Rotherham ride leaders to help inspire more people to get on their bikes and start cycling for fun.

1 April 2014

Pupil pedal power!

Children in Rotherham have made over 7,000 journeys to school on bikes and scooters in just two weeks, as part of an inter-school competition which encourages children to be more active.

26 March 2014

Plan for more integrated working

The Council and the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are making sure health and social care is put in the hands of local people through delivery of the Better Care Fund.

24 February 2014

Hero market stall owners help launch lifesaving equipment

Two quick-thinking stall holders, who became heroes last year when they leapt to action and saved the life of a man, are marking their achievement by helping to launch lifesaving equipment.

7 February 2014

More information and advice

Look after your mental health

Follow these five simple steps to improve your mental health and wellbeing.

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Advice for older people

As you get older it is still important to look after your health.

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Find sports and exercise in your area

Active Rotherham provide sports and exercise sessions for all ages and abilities.

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Adult social care and support

Get help to live independently, find out about benefits and more.

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