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News Report Page 3 of 22
Publication Date:-
2019-06-01
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Menopause Lounge Bootle's Drop In Session

MENOPAUSE experts are offering locals the chance to drop in for another free advice session, on 11 June 2019, at the May Logan Centre, Bootle. Led by Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals consultant Dr Paula Briggs, the team will provide up to date information about treatment options, alternative strategies for coping and current drug trials.

Alongside Dr Briggs will be a specialist nurse and "expert patients."  Small group discussions will be possible following a series of very brief presentations.  A recently published booklet, written by Dr. Briggs, will be given to all those who attend.  The booklet pulls together the latest advice for women experiencing the menopause.

Dr Briggs explains:- "We know that this can be a difficult time of life for women and their families.  Our recent research suggested that women are experiencing a serious impact up to 20 days each month.  A worrying 50% said they tended to spend more time alone, and over 80% were avoiding sex. This has a serious impact on relationships with 75% admitting it has caused problems. Help is available, but many women wait years before seeking it out.  Here at Southport Hospital we have a menopause clinic, which women from all over the region, not just Sefton, can attend with a GP referral. We hope that this event will help to provide women with the right information. Once they feel empowered, they can make good choices to ensure that they enjoy the best of health at this stage in life."

Menopause Lounge takes place, on Tuesday, 11 June 2019, at 6pm, at the May Logan Centre, Bootle. No booking required simply turn up on the day.


Southport Yorkshire Building Society's 100,000 hours of volunteering

YORKSHIRE Building Society is celebrating donating more than 100,000 hours of volunteering time as Volunteers' Week, running over 1 June to 7 June 2019. Now they are seeking new opportunities to help other community groups and good causes.

Colleagues at the Yorkshire Building Society branch in Southport have donated more than 67 hours of their time to local community projects such as volunteering as a Silver Line Friend making weekly telephone calls to an isolated elderly person.

Since the Society launched its award winning volunteering scheme in 2007, over 100,000 hours of colleague time has been donated to charities and good causes around the UK.

Charities, Schools, good causes and community groups that need voluntary support can call into the branch, on London Street, to find out ways they might be able to benefit from the Society's scheme.

Graham Stukley, manager of the Southport branch of Yorkshire Building Society, said:- "Volunteers' Week is a great reminder of the contribution voluntary work can make across the UK and we know 1st hand about the impact it has brought in Southport. For over a decade we have seen that time can be just as valuable a gift as money to charities and community groups. That's why the Society's program gives us the opportunity to support projects and charities in our local community here in Southport and we want to hear from more local groups that need support."

1 of the Society's flagship volunteering activities is Money Minds, a free financial education program delivered by its colleagues, to help children aged 5 to 19 learn more about managing money.

Yorkshire Building Society's volunteering scheme allows every colleague up to 31 hours' paid leave a year to help out at a charity or good cause of their choice.

Volunteers' Week is an annual event which takes place at the start of June. It celebrates the contribution made by millions of volunteers across the UK.


Liverpool kicks adults smoking out of kids' football

LIVERPOOL will be stubbing out smoking at children's football matches at the start of the next season thanks to a new campaign. Smokefree Sidelines Liverpool will see adults who attend Liverpool Youth Football League matches from 2019/20 being asked not to smoke or vape whilst they are watching matches or at training sessions. The campaign will be launched at the Anfield Sports Community Centre Summer League, on Tuesday, 4 June 2019.

Cllr Paul Brant, cabinet member for health and social care:- "Smokefree Sidelines shows real commitment from all our partners that children should be able to enjoy physical activity smoke free. We know that children copy what they see and that a child who grows up around smokers is three times more likely to grow up to be a smoker. Smokefree Sidelines is all about setting a great example for our children and making sure they have a healthy future and it is also another chapter in the City's proud history of tackling the negative side effects of smoking."

Public Health Liverpool has worked in partnership with:- Liverpool County Football Association, Liverpool City Council's parks and green spaces team, Liverpool FC Foundation, Everton in the Community, Pulse Limited, and Smokefree Liverpool to develop the new policy that supports the City's ambitions for children and young people to grow up smoke free.

Over 465 football teams play in the age groups up to under 11's in Liverpool with about 40,000 adults coming to cheer them on throughout the season.

In Liverpool, whilst only about 15% of adults smoke, research shows that if children are around adults who smoke they think it is more common than it actually is. Children are also three times more likely to become smokers if they grow up around people who smoke.

David Pugh, Chief Executive of Liverpool County Football Association, said:- "As the governing body of football in Merseyside it is very important to us that children and young people can play the sport they love in a healthy environment. We fully support Smokefree Sidelines and we're looking forward to working with teams next season to ensure its success. Football is an important part of family life across the area and the youth teams are the foundation of the Liverpool County FA's footballing family. Smokefree Sidelines will safeguard both children's health and the health of the game."

 
      
 
   
 
 
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