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Public Health communications calendar

Dear Partners

Public Health communications are a fundamental part of public health work, relevant to every aspect of health and wellbeing, including disease prevention, health promotion and quality of life. The North Yorkshire County Council Public Health Team would like to maximise communications activity across North Yorkshire to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes for our population. We are pleased to share quarter 4 of our 2021 communications calendar with you and ask that partners support us in delivering the identified campaigns and their messages.  

A description of each campaign alongside web links for campaign resources are given below. Public Health England supporting toolkits and resources are available on the PHE Campaign Resource Centre website. Registration for the PHE website is required but resources are free to download.  Please note, resources for some campaigns are not yet available and are marked as tbc. We will send out details once they are available.

If you require additional information or support around the campaigns please email the details of the campaign(s) you are supporting to: nypublichealth@northyorks.gov.uk  and we will direct you to the relevant team member.

We would also like to invite you all to follow our Twitter account @nyorkshealth through which we also promote the campaign messages.

 

October

 

November

 

December

 

Health Care

Flu Immunisations

 

 

Health Care

Flu Immunisations

Health Care

 

Food Poisoning

 

 

 

Healthy Ageing

International Day of the Older Person - age proud 1st October

Alcohol

Alcohol Awareness Week

 

Tobacco Control

Stoptober

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

Mates Time (men's social marketing campaign)

Sexual Health and Suicide Prevention

 

 

World Aids Day

 

30 day Sexual Health Consultation

 

 

 

 

 

Covid-19

National campaign

 

 

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

Mates Time (men's social marketing campaign)

 

World Mental Health Day

Healthy Weight Healthy Lives

World Diabetes Day 14th

 

Discoveries on the Doorstep

Road Safety Week

 

Discovers on your Doorstep

National Cholesterol Month

 

Covid-19

National campaign

Covid-19

National campaign

 

Winter and self care promotion of the national stay well this winter campaign. https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/97-stay-well-this-winter


Flu Immunisation

Promotion of the national flu programme to encourage people who are eligible to take up the offer of the free flu vaccine. Promotion of the vaccines for social care staff


International Day of the Older Person - age proud 1st October

Celebration of older people and challenging ageism. Promotion of a networking event in Northallerton on 1st October


Stoptober

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the national campaign Stoptober. The campaign has seen 2 million smokers take part and attempt to quit smoking for good.

Stoptober aims to encourage smokers to make a quit attempt during the month of October, and sustain it for at least 28 days – as, they are five times more likely to quit for good. Over the year 2020-21, the Living Well Smokefree service has seen 1,000 people sign up and set a quit date, with 800 of those achieving a successful quit. The service is open and ready to support people across the county during Stoptober and beyond and thanks to the remote service they are now able to support more clients than ever before. For more information, visit: Stopping smoking | North Yorkshire County Council.
 

NHS Better Health have also released a range of Stoptober 2021 resources which can be accessed here: Quit smoking this Stoptober - Better Health - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mates Time (men's social marketing campaign)

Mates Time is a campaign aiming to improve men’s mental health and wellbeing across the county and to encourage men to engage in the Five Ways to Wellbeing. A microsite was developed to provide information on accessing local groups/activities, volunteering opportunities, ways to learn new skills and mental health support services. The microsite can be accessed here: Home - Matestime.com.

Promotional materials such as posters and beer mats are available and can be posted to OFFICIAL groups/communities free of charge. Partners and the public can get in touch via the online contact form here: Contact Us - Matestime.com.

 

World Mental Health Day

The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on the 10th of October every year. This year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) is “Mental Health in an Unequal World”.

This World Mental Health Day in North Yorkshire we wanted to raise awareness of a range of factors that contribute to mental health (such as smoking, unhealthy diet and substance misuse), alongside signposting to a range of fantastic resources and activities taking place across the County in aid of the campaign. The next phase of the Better Health Every Mind Matters campaign was launched on the 5th of October, prior to World Mental Health Day, and includes a range of resources to support mental health and wellbeing for varied target audiences. “The Mind Plan” is a personalised plan designed to give tips on how to deal with stress/anxiety, improve sleep, boost your mood and feel more in control. The Every Mind Matters resources can be access here: Every Mind Matters - NHS (www.nhs.uk).

 

National Cholesterol Month

National Cholesterol Month is a campaign run by Heart UK that aims to raise awareness about cholesterol and to educate and inform people on what it is, what the consequences are of high cholesterol and what people can do to protect their cardiovascular system. More information can be found on the Heart UK website: https://www.heartuk.org.uk/news/latest/post/132-lets-talk-about-cholesterol

 

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day is on 14th November, The purpose of this one day is to raise awareness of a condition that millions of people all around the world live with every day. This year celebrates 100 years since the break through discovery of insulin as a treatment for diabetes. Diabetes UK are inviting people to paint their nails blue to raise awareness of diabetes. We will use the opportunity to promote support available for people living with diabetes and highlight positive lifestyle changes that can help prevent or manage Type 2 diabetes.

World Diabetes Day 2021 | Get involved | Diabetes UK

 

Alcohol Awareness Week – 15th – 21st November

Alcohol Awareness Week is a chance for the UK to get thinking about drinking. It’s a week of awareness-raising, campaigning for change, and more. The theme for Alcohol Awareness Week 2021 is ‘Alcohol and relationships’. This year’s event takes place between 15th and 21st November and is coordinated by Alcohol Change UK. Over 4,000 public health teams, workplaces, GP surgeries, pharmacies, hospitals, charities and other community groups across the country have signed up to take part. It's easy to get involved – further information can be found at https://alcoholchange.org.uk/get-involved/campaigns/alcohol-awareness-week-1/about-alcohol-awareness-week

 

Road Safety Week 15-21st November

Road Safety Week is the UK's biggest road safety event, organised by Brake. Every year, millions of people around the UK get involved to take action for safer roads. Road Safety Week inspires thousands of schools, organisations and communities to take action on road safety and shout out for our right to make safe and healthy journeys every day. More information can be found on the Brake website: https://www.brake.org.uk/road-safety-week

 

World Aids Day

National AIDS Trust is committed to stopping new cases of HIV, securing the rights of people living with HIV, and fighting HIV stigma and discrimination. People living with HIV are at the heart of what this organisation does, and this year’s World AIDS Day campaign is no different. We’re celebrating the diverse group of people who make up this community and celebrating the HIV allies who stand shoulder to shoulder with them and fight for HIV rights.

As we mark 40 years since the first reported cases of HIV-related illnesses and deaths, we can see how far we’ve come since the times when being diagnosed with HIV was a death sentence. Now, 98% of people living with HIV in the UK are on effective treatment and 97% can’t pass the virus on. Today an estimated 105,200 people live with HIV in the UK. Yet recent research from the National Aids Trust found 63% of the public do not remember seeing or hearing about HIV in the past six months. Only a third said they have sympathy for people living with HIV regardless of how they acquired it.

World AIDS Day on 1st December 2021 is the perfect time for to improve these stats and raise much needed awareness about HIV. We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to end the HIV epidemic for good, but we must also continue fighting the stigma still experienced by people living with HIV. Your support can help realise the vision of the National AIDS Trust of a future where HIV is no barrier to health or equality.

This year people are asked to #RockTheRibbon with our community and be an HIV ally. Further campaign resources can be found at: https://www.worldaidsday.org/campaign/

 

30 day Sexual Health Consultation

Launching on 6 December 2021, this 30 day consultation will be asking for engagement from both professionals and residents of North Yorkshire regarding the content of the draft Section 75 framework agreement in place for the integrated sexual health service. This will encompass the final service model, sepcification and performance framework. This agreement is between North Yorkshire County Council and York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and will take effect as of 1 April 2022. This consultation will last for 30 days, ending on 4 January 2022. Further information will be shared closer to the time.