Health and wellbeing
Let your heart beat healthier
This Valentine’s Day Rotherham Council is urging local smokers to quit and receive the perfect Valentine’s gift; a healthier heart.
Publication date: 14 February 2017
Children choose better lifestyle choices
Children are putting the breaks on bad lifestyle choices - like smoking and drinking sugary drinks - a new school survey has found.
Publication date: 1 February 2017
Rotherham Leisure Complex refurbishment
Over 150 thousand pounds has been invested in Rotherham Leisure Complex in a bid to get communities active in 2017.
Publication date: 13 January 2017
Rotherham Council supports smokefree January campaign
This New Year, Rotherham Council is supporting the new hard-hitting stop smoking campaign launched by Public Health England.
Publication date: 9 January 2017
New life-saving scheme launched
Rotherham Libraries to loan out life-saving equipment and training at the heart of your communities.
Publication date: 6 December 2016
Rotherham marks World Aids Day
Rotherham will mark World Aids Day this week with a gathering in the town centre.
Publication date: 30 November 2016
Celebrating a year of success for the Active for Health programme
Local residents with long term health conditions have joined in celebrations to mark the first anniversary of the trailblazing Active For Health research programme.
Publication date: 29 November 2016
All Saints Square gains lifesaving milestone
Rotherham Town Centre has helped a local charity reach an important milestone as it hosts a life-saving device.
Publication date: 23 November 2016
Leader says 'It Starts With Me'
Rotherham Council's Leader has been tested for HIV in an effort to raise awareness about the condition and encourage others to get checked out.
Publication date: 17 November 2016
Protect yourself and others from flu
Local residents who are eligible for a free flu vaccination are being urged to get their jab as soon as possible.
Publication date: 24 October 2016
This Girl Can win awards!
A Council backed sports project has been named the best in Yorkshire for its inspiring work with young people.
Publication date: 28 September 2016
Smokers urged to take the 28 day Stoptober challenge
Smokers across South Yorkshire are being encouraged to try and quit for 28 days, as this year's Stoptober campaign launches.
Publication date: 22 September 2016
Rotherham Tobacco Alliance relaunches to support smokers to quit
The Rotherham Tobacco Alliance has re-launched to welcome new members and re-visit its priorities with the aim to achieve the national vision of creating a 'Smokefree generation by 2025'.
Publication date: 15 September 2016
Campaign launched to break the silence on suicide
Rotherham Council has today launched the first phase of a suicide prevention campaign in an attempt to encourage men to speak out about suicide.
Publication date: 22 July 2016
Have your say on the future of Rotherham public health services
Rotherham Council is consulting on the future of public health services and wants to hear your views on what is important to you over the next five years.
Publication date: 18 July 2016
Let's get Rotherham more active
Over 70 people from a range of organisations have pledged their support for getting Rotherham more active.
Publication date: 17 May 2016
Spot the signs of bladder and kidney cancers
Rotherham Council is raising awareness locally of a national campaign which aims to flag up a key symptom for both bladder and kidney cancers - blood in pee.
Publication date: 21 March 2016
Make One You, change you
This week marks the launch of ‘One You’, a ground-breaking new campaign from Public Health England.
Publication date: 7 March 2016
Launch of project set to see more local people participate in exercise
Rotherham Council has officially launched their 'Active for Health' research project.
Publication date: 2 March 2016
Show you love your pet and stub out passive smoking
Animal lovers are urged to be aware of the passive smoking risk to pets on Love Your Pet Day.
Publication date: 19 February 2016
Hard hitting campaign highlights 16 cancers linked to smoking
Rotherham Council is raising awareness of the link between smoking and cancer as part of a regional campaign.
Publication date: 4 February 2016
The Young Inspectors are recruiting!
Rotherham Council is placing young people at the heart of inspecting services delivered to children, young people and their families, and is looking for new recruits.
Publication date: 28 January 2016
Help to quit for Rotherham smokers
Smokers in Rotherham who are planning to make a New Year’s resolution to quit smoking are being offered free support to help them achieve a smokefree start to 2016.
Publication date: 23 December 2015
South Yorkshire councils launch campaign to tackle illegal tobacco
Rotherham, Sheffield and Doncaster councils have joined forces to launch a campaign to stop children and young people accessing cheap and illegal cigarettes on the black market.
Publication date: 29 October 2015
Aston Leisure Centre rated excellent by leading quality scheme
Aston-cum-Aughton Leisure Centre, managed by Places for People Leisure in partnership with Rotherham Council, has been recognised for its excellent services.
Publication date: 28 October 2015
Rotherham joins the cycling revolution
Rotherham is getting ready to entice more people into cycling after securing funding to provide a fleet of 70 new electric bikes in a Government competition.
Publication date: 30 September 2015
Stoptober and smoking ban backed throughout South Yorkshire
Smokers across South Yorkshire are being encouraged to quit the habit, as Stoptober launches and new legislation comes into force.
Publication date: 25 September 2015
Health store relaunches
A Rotherham health store that launched with support from the Council is re-branding with a promise to offer shoppers even better value!
Publication date: 7 September 2015
Meet your Ride Leader!
Sky Ride Local rides are guided bike rides offering opportunities to anyone who would like to cycle with a group along scenic planned routes.
Publication date: 19 August 2015
Smoking in cars containing children to become illegal
South Yorkshire Tobacco Control Collaborative is urging motorists in the region to keep their vehicles smokefree, ahead of the introduction of the new Smokefree Cars law.
Publication date: 19 August 2015
Sky Rides are back for 2015!
Rotherham’s new world record breaker Richard Nutt has jumped on his bike to launch a series of guided bike rides across the borough.
Publication date: 29 July 2015
Greencore achieves the Workplace Wellbeing Charter
Greencore Prepared Meals is the first business in Rotherham to achieve the Workplace Wellbeing Charter, a national standard that demonstrates employers’ commitment to workplace health and wellbeing.
Publication date: 22 July 2015
New website launched to help mental health issues
A new website has been launched which will help young people deal with emotional health and wellbeing issues.
Publication date: 13 July 2015
Maltby Leisure Centre wins Leisure Centre of the Year Award
Rotherham Council’s leisure facility Maltby Leisure Centre has been named ‘Leisure Centre of the Year’ in the prestigious UK Active Flame fitness industry awards.
Publication date: 7 July 2015
"Heart of Steel" sculpture unveiled in Rotherham town centre
As the ambitious “Yorkshire Man of Steel” project edges ever closer, a big piece of the project is set to bring a lot of heart to Rotherham town centre.
Publication date: 25 June 2015
Rotherham receives boost to encourage more people to get moving
Hundreds of people in Rotherham are set to transform their lives thanks to a £500k* investment from National Lottery delivered by Sport England.
Publication date: 1 June 2015
New mobile cycle hub for Rotherham
A leading Rotherham councillor will be taking to two wheels next week when she visits a new 'one-stop' mobile cycle hub.
Publication date: 28 May 2015
Last stile removed in Wales
The final obstacle to easy access to walkers in one corner of the Rotherham borough has been removed.
Publication date: 22 April 2015
Weigh Up offers free weight management support in Rotherham
A number of free services are now on offer across Rotherham to help those struggling to reach and maintain a healthier weight.
Publication date: 21 April 2015
Summer is coming - time to get into the countryside again
Winter might continue to bite, but dedicated groups of volunteers are already preparing the Rotherham countryside in preparation for better weather.
Publication date: 27 March 2015
Campaign welcomes ban on smoking in cars carrying children
Directors of Public Health (DoPH) at three South Yorkshire local authorities have welcomed the announcement of new legislation to protect children in cars from tobacco smoke.
Publication date: 4 March 2015
Athletics stadium on track to stay open
Herringthorpe Athletics Stadium has been saved from closure after the Council identified budget savings to reinstate the facility from April 1.
Publication date: 24 February 2015
Partner organisations sign up to customer promises
Partner organisations in Rotherham have signed up to a single set of customer standards providing a Rotherham-wide commitment to delivering high quality services against their promises.
Publication date: 19 November 2014
Buddies spread the word at Rotherham Show!
Mums and mums-to-be flocked to the One Town, One Community tent at Rotherham show, where the Rotherham Breast Buddies stall gave out information on breastfeeding and local groups.
Publication date: 30 September 2014
Active Rotherham resident celebrates 100 years
One active Rotherham resident is set to receive a sporty celebration from the Council’s Active Rotherham team after scoring a century.
Publication date: 26 August 2014
Rotherham's Ministry of Food prepares to reopen
Building work is taking place at Rotherham's Ministry of Food in preparation for its re-opening in the autumn.
Publication date: 4 August 2014
Rotherham Heart Town scores another success
Rotherham’s fruitful Heart Town partnership has produced another success with the printing and publishing of life-saving cards.
Publication date: 29 July 2014
Report Highlights Pressures on Rotherham GP Services
Growing pressures on the borough’s GP services has been identified in a special report by Rotherham's Health Select Commission.
Publication date: 8 July 2014
Mini cyclists compete with Tour de France competitors
Mini-cyclists from Herringthorpe Junior School were hot on the heels of their official Tour de France counterparts during a recent pedal week challenge.
Publication date: 1 July 2014
Rotherham's Drive for Life
One young safety-conscious Rotherham resident has won big thanks to an innovative project which aims to save lives on the road.
Publication date: 29 May 2014
New cycle scheme aims to get residents on their bikes!
Rotherham residents are being urged to get on their bikes with the launch of a new scheme.
Publication date: 1 May 2014
Local businesses show their hearts
Seven Rotherham businesses have been rewarded for their big hearts after being awarded certificates for their fundraising and lifesaving efforts.
Publication date: 10 April 2014
Exciting changes for leisure centres
Rotherham's four leisure centres will see some exciting changes over the next few months.
Publication date: 7 April 2014
Become a British Cycling ride leader
The hunt is on for Rotherham ride leaders to help inspire more people to get on their bikes and start cycling for fun.
Publication date: 1 April 2014
Pupil pedal power!
Children in Rotherham have made over 7,000 journeys to school on bikes and scooters in just two weeks, as part of an inter-school competition which encourages children to be more active.
Publication date: 26 March 2014
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Publication date: 4 March 2014
Plan for more integrated working
The Council and the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are making sure health and social care is put in the hands of local people through delivery of the Better Care Fund.
Publication date: 24 February 2014
Hero market stall owners help launch lifesaving equipment
Two quick-thinking stall holders, who became heroes last year when they leapt to action and saved the life of a man, are marking their achievement by helping to launch lifesaving equipment.
Publication date: 7 February 2014
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