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Spread the word – not the flu!

 

The flu vaccination is one of the most effective ways to reduce harm from flu. It reduces the risk of serious illness, hospitalisation and even death among those who are most at risk.

If you are pregnant, have a health condition or aged 65 years of age or over (as well as carers), you qualify for a free vaccination.

If you do not fall into one of the eligible categories, you can still get a flu vaccination for a small fee at most pharmacies in Suffolk.

 

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Annual Public Health Report 2018

The 2018 Annual Public Health Report has been launched and is available by clicking the button below.

Being able to talk about dying is essential when it comes to preparing ourselves for our own death. Yet, we often avoid even the word.

It is often seen as an uncomfortable topic. But it is vital that both professionals and residents in Suffolk feel as comfortable as possible in talking about their wishes, their requests, their beliefs and discussing those with their families and friends.

That is what this year’s report is all about.

View the report HERE

 

Breastfeeding: Made for your baby

Breastfeeding is brilliant!

There are so many benefits to breastfeeding, many of which are included on this page. However, there are also plenty of myths and misconceptions about what it's like in practice. Not everyone can breastfeed, and it can certainly be challenging.

Our new campaign sets out to give an honest, upfront account from Suffolk mums who have breastfeed, and what it was like for them. There's also lots of helpful advice and  support available.

Find out more about our new breastfeeding campaign and sign up to become a Breastfeeding Friend.

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AMPARO Suffolk

Suffolk’s suicide prevention steering group has launched a new service to support individuals, families and others bereaved by suicide.

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Perinatal service user survey for mothers and partners

 

Tell us about your experience of Suffolk’s Perinatal Mental Health Service.

Perinatal mental health problems can occur during pregnancy or in the first year following the birth of a child. They can affect up to 20% of women and are also common in men. Illnesses include a wide range of conditions such as anxiety and depression, worsening or reoccurrence of pre-existing mental health conditions and post-partum psychosis.

We want to hear from mothers and partners about your experiences to help shape the future development of support services.

Healthwatch Suffolk are undertaking this survey on behalf of the Suffolk Perinatal Mental Health Service and Public Health. Everything you say is completely anonymous and will be securely stored.

Please follow the link below to the survey and help us to design an effective service for mothers and partners.

 Complete the survey here

The survey is open until the 15th of December 2018.