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We joined up with over 300 radio stations across the UK at 10:59 this morning (15th May) to play an important message. If you missed it, take a watch/listen at what was said… Mental Health Awareness Week – 14th-20th May

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Benefit for Communities

This month Mental Health Awareness Week (14 to 20 May) is focusing on stress as an underlying cause of problems with mental health. Many of the community projects which successfully seek Big Lottery Fund grants offer opportunities to address stress directly and indirectly. The Mental Health Foundation emphasises the importance [… more]

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Marathon Man

A huge well done to our very own Darren Warner, who completed the Newport Marathon yesterday (29th April) Let’s hope he’s had a nice ice bath and some time to relax in time, ready to present his show tonight (Monday 30th). He’s on air with Showcase Wales from 10pm (Repeated [… more]

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New screening for pregnant women

From today, pregnant women in Wales will have access to safer and more accurate screening tests for Down’s, Edward’s and Patau’s syndromes. Wales is the first UK nation to introduce Non-invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) across the whole country as an addition to the existing antenatal screening offer. The test will [… more]

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Care Closer to Home

The Welsh Government has confirmed how a £50m a year fund that supports joined-up working between health, social care, housing and the third sector will be used to deliver care closer to people’s home over the next 12 months. The fund is being targeted at delivering effective integrated and preventative [… more]

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Smoking Research

Tobacco control charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) Wales is supporting a submission to the UK Government warning that smoking on TV and in films encourages children to take up smoking. The submission to the Science and Technology Select Committee, sent jointly by ASH England and the UK Centre [… more]

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Improved Sanitary Provision

Rhondda Cynon Taf will become the first Council in Wales to introduce an improved and consistent approach to schools’ provision of free sanitary products for female learners – following Cabinet Members’ agreement. On Thursday, April 19, Cabinet agreed an implementation plan for the new measure, which will require all schools [… more]

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Macmillan Reaches Thousands

Macmillan’s mobile cancer information and support service in Wales has reached 37,252 people across Wales, which is enough to fill half the Principality Stadium. The service operates as a bus unit, called Bronwen, that travels around the country, visiting towns and cities along with her team of cancer information and [… more]

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Stay Well in Wales Survey

53 per cent of people in Wales agree that more money should be spent on preventing illness and less on treating it. Only 15 per cent disagreed. The national Stay Well in Wales survey, run by Public Health Wales and Bangor University, found that the Welsh public have a strong preference for more [… more]

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Zumbathon Fundraiser – Update

A Pontypridd family who suffered the loss of one of their twin daughters as a result of a rare pregnancy complication have vowed to turn their heartbreak into something positive. Rhiannon and Gareth Jenkins, who live on The Common, Pontypridd found out they were expecting twins in 2017, but the [… more]

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