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Mental Health support for young people

In January 2020, Ocean Youth, part of Sound Communities conducted research via Facebook that showed that of the 650 Torbay schoolchildren polled, 500 of them felt lonely at least some of the time with…

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Improving Mental Health Support

Three steps to improve mental health support for young people Over the past three years, Healthwatch have heard from over 20,000 young people about their experiences of mental health support. To gain…

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Parents urged to get children vaccinated

The NHS in Devon is reminding parents to book flu vaccination appointments for their children, this winter.Over the past few weeks reported cases of Influenza have risen and this follows the latest re…

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How to avoid the norovirus this Christmas

Public Health England (PHE) say they've seen a huge increase in the norovirus and have issued key advice. PHE say think 'NORO' N- No visits to hospitals, care homes or GP surgeries if you are suff…

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Helpful healthful news from Healthwatch!

Getting the best help from the NHS over Christmas Self-care is the best choice to treat minor illnesses and injuries like a coughs, colds, grazes, small cuts or a sore throat. They can be treated at …

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Torbay and South Devon Health News Updates

Do you look after a family member or friend with a disability or a health condition who cannot manage alone? If so, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust’s Carers' Service is inviting you to joi…

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Torbay Health News – Having Your Say

Rating and Reviewing Your Services A key aspect of Healthwatch Torbay's Feedback Centre is a TripAdvisor style online Rate and Review system. We have seen a steady increase in use since the system …

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September health awareness campaigns

Have you noticed that we only find out about awareness days when it is too late to do anything? Well, here at Healthwatch Torbay we thought we would give you some prior notice of health awareness date…

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Healthwatch Advice for Sunbathers!

Advice on sunscreens and keeping safe in the sun.With worrying statistic about the rate of increase in skin cancers (see Stories in the Media below) we are encouraging families ahead of the summer hol…

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Help Shape the Future of Devon Health care

New County wide engagement programmePeople across Devon are being asked to help shape the future of health and care in the county by sharing their views as part of a major eight week, engagement progr…