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Councils and NHS bodies are joining forces as part of the NHS Stay Well campaign to make sure people understand how they can stay well this winter.

We are working together to ensure people get prompt health advice this winter, so that people can avoid going to hospital unless they really need to.

In many cases, the 111 number, local pharmacists and other services can help people and there are plenty of tips for people to help themselves.

Vaccinations  

We can help protect ourselves and others this winter by getting our flu and covid vaccinations. 

Mental wellbeing 

We know the pandemic and the rise in cost of living, has made it a challenging time for many people. Financial worries can become a burden and it is important to reach out for support if you need it.  

If you are struggling with your mental health, or you know someone else who needs support, there is help available. No one should face these thoughts and feelings alone.  

For access to our mental health services visit:   

Get help on the Start a conversation website

Get support with mental health and wellbeing

Keep warm and well

Our 'Keep warm and well this winter' booklet has lots of information about keeping yourself warm and well, at home and out and about, as well as protecting your home and vehicle this winter.

You can also download our winter contact list template for you to fill in and keep your emergency contacts handy.

 

Leicestershire Matters

Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire Mike Kapur OBE presented the MBE, BEM and Coronation Champions awards at two ceremonies

Chart topping stats show county is quitting the habit

Beacon Voices, whose members are all young people in care, will also be making a guest appearance at the final in-person fostering event of the year

Anyone in the county with a suitable piece of land to plant can apply for the free trees

The funding will be used to buy and install 364 swift nesting boxes

Our full county council meets today - watch online from 2pm