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Improved Facilities for Running

RCT Council have confirmed plans to create a new purpose-built athletics track as part of its 3G sports pitch development in Beddau – and it will also explore options to upgrade the current athletics facility in Clydach Vale. The plans for a new 3G sports pitch at Bryncelynnog Comprehensive School, Beddau, will include an all-weather synthetic six-lane running track around the perimeter of the pitch, and a 100m sprint area along one of the straights. As part of this commitment, the [… more]

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Pay Deal for NHS Staff in Wales

Today the Welsh Government and the joint health trade unions in Wales announce they have reached agreement on a proposed three-year pay deal for NHS staff in Wales. The RCN in Wales said: “We welcome the announcement, which will now discuss with our members. But this deal is only the [… more]

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iPads to support wellbeing

Patients at Pinewood House are being encouraged to use iPads to support their mental health and wellbeing. Staff at the mental health rehabilitation unit in Treorchy have purchased two iPads to allow patients to access online support, including apps and websites which can help them with their recovery. The iPads [… more]

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Smoking Ban Extension

Wales is set to be the first country in the UK to extend its smoking ban to outdoor areas, with smoke-free areas expected to be in place in hospital grounds, school grounds and playgrounds by summer 2019. Strengthening the laws around smoking in public in Wales will further protect non-smokers [… more]

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#MentalHealthMinute

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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