Do three things for health, Salford urged

Salford residents are being urged to do three key things for their health.

The call to make sure children’s immunisations are up to date, make sure people are taking enough physical activity, and asking for help with cost of living worries comes in the annual public health report published today.

The report highlights how Salford City Council’s public health team works with NHS and other agencies to protect people’s health.

Dr Muna Abdel Aziz, the Director of Public Health for Salford said: “In this year’s annual report, we look at the role of public health in protecting and improving health and supporting health and care delivery.

“Mental health continues to be a priority for everyone who lives, works or visits Salford and especially as we recover from the pandemic and the economic crisis that has followed. Our financial wellbeing is so very important for our health. The report gives examples of pledges and inspiring stories to help stay well and connected.”

Councillor John Merry Deputy City Mayor and Lead Member for Adult Services, Health and Wellbeing for Salford City Council, said: "Over the past decade we’ve seen a decline in take up of childhood vaccines which increases the risk of serious illness. The disruption of the pandemic made things worse.

“It’s really important that parents check that their children are properly protected and book a slot at their GP practice if not. We are also continuing to see low take up of the Covid-19 vaccines amongst men aged 18 to 50 so I would also urge them to check they are fully protected.

“Salford has over 60 parks and green spaces so there is lots of free space to keep active and there is a wide range of cost of living help available if worries about that are affecting your physical or mental health. Please don’t be afraid to ask.” 

The report, which is available online, has links to many useful resources as well as detailing the work of the council’s public health team over the last year.

You can read the full report on the Partners in Salford website (Adobe PDF format).

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Date published
Thursday 1 December 2022

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