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Health

Annual Report from the Director of Public Health for Gateshead

This year’s report is all about the inequalities facing the people of Gateshead when it comes to health issues and the factors that contribute to some residents living longer and leading healthier lives.

Smoking

Smoking

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Find out more about the severe health risks that are caused by smoking, and get help with quitting.
Healthy weight

Healthy weight

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Information about the health risks associated with being overweight or obese, and achieving a healthy weight.
Health checks

Health checks

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Find out about free NHS Health Checks that are offered to everyone in the UK aged between 40 and 74.
Drugs and alcohol

Drugs and alcohol

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Information on the health risks caused by drug and alcohol misuse, and how to minimise those risks.
Emotional health and wellbeing

Emotional health and wellbeing

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Feeling good mentally is just as important as feeling good physically
Sexual health

Sexual health

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Why sexual health is an important part of your mental and physical wellbeing, and what you can do to improve it.
Health for young people

Health for young people

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Looking after your mind and your body is important while you're a teen or pre-teen, and here's what you need to know to do it.
Protecting your health

Protecting your health

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Information about common health risks in the UK, and advice on protecting your own and your family's health.
Public health in Gateshead

Public health in Gateshead

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Why the council is now responsible for promoting healthy living and tackling health inequalities across Gateshead.
Health and Wellbeing Boards

Health and Wellbeing Boards

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The role of the Gateshead Health and Wellbeing Board in protecting your health and giving your more choice.
NHS in Gateshead

NHS in Gateshead

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Information on the main NHS services that are available to you as a resident of Gateshead.