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Public Health Wales Survey

Public Health Wales wants to hear your views about what we can do in Wales to help people avoid physical and mental ill-health. Everyone in Wales is being urged to visit www.staywellinwales.com to say what’s important to you, your friends and your communities, and what you think will help people [… more]

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Stop Smoking Project

A stop smoking project led by Welsh teenagers today celebrated engaging with over 1,100 young people across Europe with a showcase event in Cardiff Bay. Over the past two years tobacco control charity ASH Wales Cymru has been leading on an Erasmus-funded European project called The Filter Europe. The event, [… more]

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A Smokefree Uni

Cardiff Metropolitan plans to become Wales’ first smokefree university will be officially launched by the Minister for Social Services and Public Health, Rebecca Evans, today (Wednesday 20th September). Working in partnership with tobacco control charity ASH Wales Cymru, the university will ban smoking at all campuses, halls of residences and Student [… more]

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Listen Again – Skin Cancer Awareness

Carl Evans from Tonypandy was diagnosed with Malignant Melanoma (the deadly form of skin cancer) back last June. After being diagnosed with skin cancer he realised there was very little information, awareness or funding regarding skin cancer and sun safety in the Cwm Taf Health Board Vicinity. With that in mind, he decided to start up [… more]

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New Macmillan Unit

Plans by Macmillan Cancer Support and Cwm Taf University Health Board to develop a £6.75m specialist care unit near Llantrisant have been approved. Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council has approved the charity and health board’s plans to build a specialist palliative care unit at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital. Macmillan [… more]

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Carers Week: 12-18 June

There are 3,000 people aged six to 91 in Rhondda Cynon Taf providing care for a loved-one affected by illness, injury and disability right now. Half of them are providing 50 hours or more care a week and there are many more who don’t even realise they are undertaking a [… more]

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‘Make the Difference’

Tenovus Cancer Care, Wales’ leading cancer charity, is urging people to “make the difference”, boost their own skills and help others by signing up to be a volunteer. Marcia Barry’s family was supported by Tenovus Cancer Care after her mother-in-law was diagnosed with terminal cancer. As a way of thanking [… more]

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New Tobacco Laws Take Effect

Branded cigarettes and packs of ten will no longer be on sale from today (Saturday 20th May 2017) as new laws controlling the look and size of tobacco products are fully enforced. Only ‘plain’ packs, cartons of 20’s and 30 gram roll-your-own tobacco pouches can be sold as full bans [… more]

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Macmillan Information Bus

Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile information bus will be visiting towns across South Wales from the 10 to 12 May. The free information and support service will be available between 10am to 4pm in Pontypridd town centre on 10 May and Cyfartha Retail Park on 11 May and between 9am to [… more]

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