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Issue 9 September 2022

HSE Overweight & Obesity Event to raise awareness, inspire best practice and break the stigma around childhood obesity

Did you know? Childhood obesity has been identified as a serious public health problem in the World Health Organization (WHO) European region In Ireland, 1 in 5 children are classified as having overweight or obesity UK figures show prevalence of overweight and obesity increased by 5% between 2019 and 2021, showing the impact of lockdowns, […]

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Issue 9 September 2022

HSE announces launch of free national home STI testing service

On the 4th October the HSE Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programme (SHCPP), Health and Wellbeing, launched a free national online service which provides people living in Ireland aged 17 and older, the option to test for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) at home. Full details, including how to access a free STI test is available […]

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Issue 9 September 2022

Home exercise videos for adults living with chronic conditions

HSE Healthy Eating Active Living Programme and Office of the National Clinical Advisor and Group Lead for Chronic Disease have collaborated with HSE physiotherapy colleagues to produce a series of 10-45 minute home exercise videos. These videos are suitable for people living with chronic conditions who can exercise safely at home. The videos range from […]

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Issue 9 September 2022

Overweight and obesity: a suite of public, patient and healthcare resources now available on HSE platforms

For the public – New HSE.ie content on the topic of Obesity HSE.ie provides information and advice on health conditions, symptoms, self-care and treatment, including how to live well with long-term illness.  New content on the topic of obesity is now available at https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/obesity/. Developed by the National Clinical Programme Obesity team, it provides factual […]

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Issue 9 September 2022

Minister for Health launches free contraception scheme for 17 to 25 year old women and people

On Wednesday 14th of September, Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly launched a new service to provide free prescription and emergency contraception for women aged 17-25. The free contraception service will cover the full cost of prescription contraception, including the cost of: Necessary GP visits to discuss suitable contraception options with individual patients and provide prescriptions. […]

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Issue 9 September 2022

Making the Connections on World Mental Health Day

HSE Health and Wellbeing together with colleagues in HSE Mental Health Operations are planning a webinar on World Mental Health Day 10th October. You can register here: https://bit.ly/3Rj0BKW. World Mental Health Day happens each year to raise the issue of awareness of mental health and highlight the available supports. As part of the planned webinar, […]