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No Smoking Day

9th March 2016

No Smoking Day

9th March 2016 is national No Smoking Day! South Tyneside offer a 12 week smoking cessation behavioural support programme. Currently there are over 200 advisers trained to offer the programme. This can be accessed through GP practices, Pharmacies and some Community Organisations. First Contact Clinical offer a two day New Adviser Course, half day Refresher Course and Smoking Cessation Brief Advice.  With the support of a Stop Smoking...


A Better U Self Care Training

A training programme for all members of health and social care staff who work across the Hebburn area of South Tyneside based on a National Pilot scheme.

A Better U Self Care Training

What is the A Better U programmeme? This project is part of a national programme to deliver key messages and promote the Self-Care agenda across a specific local authority area. South Tyneside was one of the original 11 sites picked for the pilot programme nationally. Why did we do it? We know that people who are active and motivated around their health issues have a better chance of staying healthier for longer. People who adopt Self-Care...


Every Contact is a Health Improvement Contact (ECHIC)

A training programme for all members of staff across South Tyneside Council and Voluntary Sector.

Every Contact is a Health Improvement Contact (ECHIC)

What is ECHIC? The Every Contact is a Health Improvement Contact is a training program which teaches people how to have ‘healthy conversations’ with peers, family, and members of their community. Why did we do it? South Tyneside Council Public Health wanted to improve the morbidity rate in South Tyneside by decreasing the equalities gap that exists in the most deprived areas of the borough, through the promotion of healthy conversation...