Mental Health Awareness Week – May 2019

Mental Health Awareness Week. Let Peace Fill your body. Photo by Sage Friedman on Unsplash

This week has been Mental Health Awareness week. In this issue of Omega Health we will be talking about the subject which has become more apparent recently. Mental health is such a sensitive topic that has been more highlighted in the media lately, sadly this has been impacted by the death of young people who have struggled to cope and receive the help they needed with their own mental health.…

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Omega Health – HIV/AIDS

This months Omega Health’s focuses on HIV and AIDS What is HIV/AIDS? HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, which is the virus that causes the HIV infection. The abbreviation “HIV” can refer to the virus or to the HIV infection. AIDS stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. AIDS is the most advanced stage of the HIV infection. HIV attacks and destroys the infection-fighting CD4 cells of the immune system. The loss…

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Omega Health – Childhood obesity

person holding plate with vegetables. Photo by Hermes Rivera on Unsplash

CHILDHOOD OBESITY Childhood obesity, and excess weight, are significant health issues for individual children, their families and public health. It can have serious implications for the physical and mental health of a child, which can then follow on into adulthood. The numbers of children who continue to have an unhealthy, and potentially dangerous, weight, is a national public health concern. (Public Health England) Are you aware of the risks of…

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Omega Health – Sexual Health

This month’s Omega Health focuses on sexual health UPDATE (23/10/2018): A grammar error was spotted recently, this has been corrected. Public Health England figures show there were 420,000 cases of sexually transmitted infections diagnosed in 2017, with cases of syphilis continuing to rise. In the UK the rise of sexually transmitted infections is a big concern as many people do not even realise they are infected. People with sexually transmitted…

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Omega Health – Male suicide

This month’s Omega Health focuses on Male Suicide Male suicide has been described as a “silent epidemic”. Despite the high incidence and level of contribution to men’s mortality, it is the lack of public awareness that makes this epidemic so silent. In the UK, suicide is the highest cause of death among men under the age 45. In fact the highest suicide rate in the UK is recorded for men…

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Omega Health – Summer’s coming

This issue of Omega Health focuses on taking care during the summer UPDATE (25/06/2018): We forgot to inform visitors that this issue actually was made on May 2018, however the staff member who handles the website was unavailable at the time. (Hence two entries of Omega Health this month.) The sun has decided to finally come out of hibernation and grace us with some glorious warmth and much needed Vitamin…

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Omega Health – November 2017

This issue of Omega Health focuses on:  Online Shopping For some people, the thrill of hitting the shops with its brightly lit decorations, never-ending Christmas music and 75% off banners is the highlight of the Holidays and Black Friday. But for the rest of us, nothing brings out the Bah-Humbug quite like being forced to brave the seasonal crowds and fight for that last Tickle-me-Elmo (or whatever’s in style this…

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Omega Health – September 2017

The summer has brought us smiles, fun and as always….RAIN! Unfortunately it has also brought some sadness which we wish we could wash away with the rain. In light of incidents we have been seeing over the summer months we thought it would be a good idea to dedicate this issue of Omega Health to keeping you safe with regards to some of the sad moments we have seen. News,…

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Omega Health – July 2017

All organisations that work with or come into contact with vulnerable adults and children should have safeguarding polices and procedures to ensure that every person, regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity, can be protected from harm. Setting up and following good safeguarding policies and procedures means people are safe from adults and other children who might pose a risk.

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