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Giving every child the best start in life

The modernised Healthy Child Programme will help ensure every child can thrive and achieve - we want all children to be ready to learn at 2, ready for school at 5 and ready for life when they reach adulthood. Find out more about the new resources in this blog.

Tackling violence against women and girls

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Since the disappearance and murder of Sarah Everard on the 3rd March, women around the world have been sharing their stories of catcalling, harassment and assault. To successfully prevent violence against women in the future it is essential to tackle the root causes of violence, which includes challenging societal and cultural norms that can lead to violence.

Time to talk about smoking and mental health in a pandemic: No Smoking Day 2021

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Many smokers believe that smoking helps to relieve stress, anxiety and low mood, when in fact the opposite is true. This year, for the first time, the national No Smoking Day campaign will focus on the significant benefits of quitting for mental health and wellbeing.

COVID-19: Why continuing to follow the guidance after being vaccinated is so important

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The COVID-19 vaccination programme is continuing to be rolled out at pace, but it's important we continue to reduce our risk of transmitting or catching the virus. This blog explains why this is so important.