NHS Health Trainers are working across county Durham and Darlington areas. They are local people who have been trained to City and Guilds Level 3 and can offer information and support to help with lifestyle changes such as eating more healthily, stopping smoking and becoming more active.
The health benefits of breastfeeding are numerous. It provides the best levels of nutrition during a baby's first six months. In this section you can get information on support groups throughout County Durham and Darlington.
This is a toolkit for developing health information leaflets and posters. It embeds health literacy and social marketing principles in the process of developing health information publications and provides examples where new media may be more effective at reaching the intended audience. Includes guidance on using photographs and images (non clinical) and photo consent forms.
There are now more than 1000 activities on the IMPACT social prescribing website. Members of the public and professionals can access information on activities that aim to improve the population's health in County Durham and Darlington. Most of the activities are free and the majority do not require medical referral. The website welcomes organisations in County Durham and Darlington to submit activities for inclusion on the site. Activities on IMPACT include physical activity, arts and creativity, learning, volunteering, befriending and self help.