February is Heart month – a yearly campaign highlighting the importance of heart disease and the ways to reduce your risk. Data shows that just over 34% of Lambeth adults have higher than average blood pressure and left untreated it can be fatal.
Measles outbreaks have been reported across the country, including cases in London, impacting children, teenagers, young people and unvaccinated/under-vaccinated communities.
Measles is more than just a rash, and can lead to serious complications for some people. One in five children with measles will need a hospital visit and it can cause serious problems in some people if it spreads to other parts of the body, such as the lungs or the brain.
Whether it’s for our own peace of mind, to help us feel more in control of our health, or for our loved ones, we know it’s important to stay on top of health checks, screenings and tests. But with so much on our plates, it’s also easy for important actions concerning our health to slip.
For Great Mental Health Day on January 26, Lambeth Council invited mental health specialist Juney Muhammad from South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) to lead a discussion with voluntary groups on recognising and supporting people who might be struggling with their mental wellbeing.