Health

Annual Report from the Director of Public Health for Gateshead

This year's report, 'It never rains but it pours', focusses on inequality. The report describes how disadvantage can cluster and accumulate across the life-course.

Icon for pdf Public Health Annual Report 2017-18 [2.24MB]

Smoking
Find out more about the severe health risks that are caused by smoking, and get help with quitting.
Healthy weight
Information about the health risks associated with being overweight or obese, and achieving a healthy weight.
Health checks
Find out about free NHS Health Checks that are offered to everyone in the UK aged between 40 and 74.
Drugs and alcohol
Information on the health risks caused by drug and alcohol misuse, and how to minimise those risks.
Emotional health
Feeling good mentally is just as important as feeling good physically
Sexual health
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
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.
Protecting your health
Information about common health risks in the UK, and advice on protecting your own and your family's health.
Public health in Gateshead
Why the council is now responsible for promoting healthy living and tackling health inequalities across Gateshead.
Health and wellbeing boards
The role of the Gateshead Health and Wellbeing Board in protecting your health and giving your more choice.
NHS in Gateshead
Information on the main NHS services that are available to you as a resident of Gateshead.
Falls
Find out how you can reduce your risk of falling.

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