Public Health campaigns

Each year the Public Health Resource Centre supports public health campaigns.

Leaflets and posters are or will be available for each campaign as well as supporting information such as useful websites and/or resources.

To maximise the impact of campaign messages, we encourage all of our customers to take part. If you would like to be notified about future campaigns, please contact us or subscribe to our mailing list.

The PHRC promotes campaigns led by Public Health England.  Other PHRC campaign sources include Health Education England and NHS Employers.

National HIV Testing Week and World AIDS Day

Starting 17 November 2018

Find out what's happening in Leeds.

Alcohol Awareness Week - 19 to 25 November 2018

Make a slight change to your drinking to feel the benefits, says Forward Leeds

As part of Alcohol Awareness Week, Forward Leeds (Leeds alcohol and drugs service) are asking everyone to pledge a small change to their drinking behaviour and share it on social media using the hashtag #InspiredChange.

The campaign runs from 19 to 25 November and encourages people to review their drinking. There are plenty of good reasons to reduce the amount of alcohol you drink, including:

  • Watching your weight
  • Sleeping better
  • Reducing stress
  • Avoiding hangovers
  • Staying healthier for longer

Forward Leeds have also organised an alcohol awareness event between 10am and 3pm on 23 November in Kirkgate Market where they will be joined by One You Leeds, the NHS, St Anne’s Community Services and Carers Leeds, among others. They also have a number of other events planned across the city during this week, including:

  • 20 November 2018, Jubilee Wing, Leeds General Infirmary, 11am to 2pm
  • 21 November 2018, Leeds University Student Union, 10am to 3pm
  • 22 November 2018, Boots the Chemist, Trinity Centre, 11am to 2pm
  • 23 November 2018, Leeds Railway Station, 6:30pm to 8pm

Make your pledge for Alcohol Awareness Week today and get involved. For more information please visit the Forward Leeds - Inspiring ChangeExternal link website.

Plus you can order free leaflets and posters from the PHRC to run alongside this campaign.

MyCOPD

Find out about MyCOPD - an exciting new programme in Leeds, aimed at helping those with a diagnosis of severe COPD to self-manage their condition using a digital solution called MyCOPD.

Protect Against STIs

This national sexual health campaign is targeted at young people, aged between 16 – 24 years old. The campaign aims to reduce rates of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) through condom usage.  It will focus primarily on chlamydia and gonorrhoea, showcasing the spread and severe health issues these STIs can cause.Rates of diagnoses of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) remain high among young people, with rates of STI diagnoses in 15 - 24 year olds twice as high in men and seven times as high in women aged 25-59 years. In 2016, the majority (51%) of the new STI diagnosis were in young people aged 15-24.

The campaign is targeted at young people, with a particular focus on the younger end of the age group (16-19 year olds) and those with less sexual experience.You can support the ‘Protect Against STIs’ campaign through your own local social media channels by sharing or retweeting #ProtectAgainstSTIs social content.

You can also order the following leaflets and posters from us, free of charge:

  • L277 - Lisa contracted chlamydia at 16 - 2 sided wallet-sized card
  • P696 - You can't always tell who's got an STI (female) – A4 poster
  • P697 - You can't always tell who's got an STI (male) – A4 poster
  • P698 - You only need to have unprotected sex once to get an STI (female) – A4 poster
  • P696 - You only need to have unprotected sex once to get an STI (male) – A4 poster