Health and wellbeing
Rotherham Council’s Leader has joined forces with over a third of upper tier council leaders across England to back Cancer Research UK’s call for the new Government to increase public health funding.
14 August 2019
Rotherham residents are being urged to prepare for a heatwave which is due over the coming days, according to Met Office forecasts.
22 July 2019
The Council would like to hear from anyone who has been bereaved from or affected by suicide and who would like to share their views.
5 June 2019
More than 70,000 suspected illicit cigarettes have been taken off the streets in a major trading standards operation in Rotherham.
16 May 2019
Rotherham smokers wishing to quit this No Smoking Day on Wednesday the 13th of March, can do so with the help of a free, local service.
8 March 2019
Responding to the Government’s requirements relating to Clean Air Zones, Rotherham Council has proposed a series of measurements to improve air quality.
5 December 2018
People in the borough are being asked to express how they stay happy, healthy and well in their day-to-day lives through the art form of photography.
5 December 2018
People in Rotherham are encouraged to get the flu vaccination to help protect themselves and their loved ones this winter.
11 October 2018
Stoptober is back for its 7th year - and Rotherham smokers are being encouraged to join in with the biggest mass quit attempt in the country.
1 October 2018
Smokefree park signs created by local school children will soon be seen in outdoor play areas across Rotherham.
11 July 2018
As part of the national Shared Lives Week (18-24 June), Rotherham Council held the event for carers who offer a range of support from long term accommodation to short breaks and day support.
20 June 2018
Rotherham residents thinking about getting healthier can now access free support from a new service designed to help people achieve their healthy lifestyle goals.
19 June 2018
A new survey - released as part of Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May) – has shown that the people of Rotherham recognise the importance of looking after their mental health and wellbeing (99%).
14 May 2018
A new free support service for adults affected by drug and alcohol misuse is up and running in Rotherham from 1 April.
10 April 2018
People with multiple sclerosis (MS) have a new opportunity to get active as the MS Society teams up with Rotherham Council and Sheffield Hallam University to bring MS Active for Health to the borough.
10 April 2018
Rotherham Council is warning people of the dangers of smoking black market cigarettes following a crackdown in Rotherham.
6 December 2017
People in Rotherham are being encouraged to take early action to avoid catching colds and flu in order to stay well this winter.
29 November 2017
A new service designed to make a difference to the lives of deaf and/or blind residents was officially opened earlier this week.
18 October 2017
Carers are being encouraged to have the flu jab to protect themselves and their loved ones this winter.
11 October 2017
Rotherham is bucking the national trend, as smoking continues to decline across the borough.
3 October 2017
An innovative project which uses exercise to help Rotherham people manage long-term health conditions has been short-listed for a prestigious national award.
13 July 2017
Local residents are set to benefit from a unique tool that helps them to map their ageing journey and improve their chances of living better for longer.
12 June 2017
The fire at the Universal Recycling company site at Kilnhurst is no longer burning. This is some general public health information about the impact of fires on health.
19 May 2017
This week is Mental Health awareness week so the Council is urging people to think about how they could improve their emotional wellbeing.
12 May 2017
From 1 April 2017, all Rotherham sexual health advice, testing, treatment and contraceptive services will operate from one central point at Rotherham Hospital and at outreach services in the community
31 March 2017
The Council is urging people to spring into better mental health this March by getting help and support if they feel low in mood, depressed or are having suicidal thoughts.
17 March 2017
Rotherham Health experts are saying, ‘no ifs or butts’ and urging smokers to make the most of using 8th March, to spring clean their health and their finances.
28 February 2017
This Valentine’s Day Rotherham Council is urging local smokers to quit and receive the perfect Valentine’s gift; a healthier heart.
14 February 2017
Children are putting the breaks on bad lifestyle choices - like smoking and drinking sugary drinks - a new school survey has found.
1 February 2017
Over 150 thousand pounds has been invested in Rotherham Leisure Complex in a bid to get communities active in 2017.
13 January 2017
This New Year, Rotherham Council is supporting the new hard-hitting stop smoking campaign launched by Public Health England.
9 January 2017
Rotherham Libraries to loan out life-saving equipment and training at the heart of your communities.
6 December 2016
Local residents with long term health conditions have joined in celebrations to mark the first anniversary of the trailblazing Active For Health research programme.
29 November 2016
Rotherham Town Centre has helped a local charity reach an important milestone as it hosts a life-saving device.
23 November 2016
Local residents who are eligible for a free flu vaccination are being urged to get their jab as soon as possible.
24 October 2016
A Council backed sports project has been named the best in Yorkshire for its inspiring work with young people.
28 September 2016
Smokers across South Yorkshire are being encouraged to try and quit for 28 days, as this year's Stoptober campaign launches.
22 September 2016
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'.
15 September 2016
Rotherham Council has today launched the first phase of a suicide prevention campaign in an attempt to encourage men to speak out about suicide.
22 July 2016
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.
18 July 2016
Over 70 people from a range of organisations have pledged their support for getting Rotherham more active.
17 May 2016
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.
21 March 2016
This week marks the launch of ‘One You’, a ground-breaking new campaign from Public Health England.
7 March 2016
Rotherham Council has officially launched their 'Active for Health' research project.
2 March 2016
Animal lovers are urged to be aware of the passive smoking risk to pets on Love Your Pet Day.
19 February 2016
Rotherham Council is raising awareness of the link between smoking and cancer as part of a regional campaign.
4 February 2016
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.
28 January 2016
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.
23 December 2015
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.
29 October 2015
Aston-cum-Aughton Leisure Centre, managed by Places for People Leisure in partnership with Rotherham Council, has been recognised for its excellent services.
28 October 2015
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.
30 September 2015
Smokers across South Yorkshire are being encouraged to quit the habit, as Stoptober launches and new legislation comes into force.
25 September 2015
A Rotherham health store that launched with support from the Council is re-branding with a promise to offer shoppers even better value!
7 September 2015
Sky Ride Local rides are guided bike rides offering opportunities to anyone who would like to cycle with a group along scenic planned routes.
19 August 2015
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.
19 August 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.
29 July 2015
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.
22 July 2015
A new website has been launched which will help young people deal with emotional health and wellbeing issues.
13 July 2015
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.
7 July 2015
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.
25 June 2015
Hundreds of people in Rotherham are set to transform their lives thanks to a £500k* investment from National Lottery delivered by Sport England.
1 June 2015
A leading Rotherham councillor will be taking to two wheels next week when she visits a new 'one-stop' mobile cycle hub.
28 May 2015
The final obstacle to easy access to walkers in one corner of the Rotherham borough has been removed.
22 April 2015
A number of free services are now on offer across Rotherham to help those struggling to reach and maintain a healthier weight.
21 April 2015
Winter might continue to bite, but dedicated groups of volunteers are already preparing the Rotherham countryside in preparation for better weather.
27 March 2015
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.
4 March 2015
Herringthorpe Athletics Stadium has been saved from closure after the Council identified budget savings to reinstate the facility from April 1.
24 February 2015
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.
19 November 2014
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.
30 September 2014
One active Rotherham resident is set to receive a sporty celebration from the Council’s Active Rotherham team after scoring a century.
26 August 2014
Building work is taking place at Rotherham's Ministry of Food in preparation for its re-opening in the autumn.
4 August 2014
Rotherham’s fruitful Heart Town partnership has produced another success with the printing and publishing of life-saving cards.
29 July 2014
Growing pressures on the borough’s GP services has been identified in a special report by Rotherham's Health Select Commission.
8 July 2014
Mini-cyclists from Herringthorpe Junior School were hot on the heels of their official Tour de France counterparts during a recent pedal week challenge.
1 July 2014
One young safety-conscious Rotherham resident has won big thanks to an innovative project which aims to save lives on the road.
29 May 2014
Rotherham residents are being urged to get on their bikes with the launch of a new scheme.
1 May 2014
Seven Rotherham businesses have been rewarded for their big hearts after being awarded certificates for their fundraising and lifesaving efforts.
10 April 2014
Rotherham's four leisure centres will see some exciting changes over the next few months.
7 April 2014
The hunt is on for Rotherham ride leaders to help inspire more people to get on their bikes and start cycling for fun.
1 April 2014
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.
26 March 2014
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.
24 February 2014
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.
7 February 2014
More information and advice
Look after your mental health
Follow these five simple steps to improve your mental health and wellbeing.
Advice for older people
As you get older it is still important to look after your health.
Find sports and exercise in your area
Active Rotherham provide sports and exercise sessions for all ages and abilities.