Teenagers and “fresher” students going to university for the first time are advised to have a vaccination to prevent meningitis and septicaemia, which can be deadly.
More information can be found at http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/men-acwy-vaccine.aspx#what
What is the Men ACWY vaccine?
The Men ACWY vaccine is given by a single injection into the upper arm and protects against four different strains of the meningococcal bacteria that cause meningitis and blood poisoning (septicaemia): A, C, W and Y.
The Men ACWY vaccine is called Nimenrix.
At what age should teenagers and young people have the vaccine?
The Men ACWY vaccination is being offered to teenagers and also to first-time college and university students who haven’t already had the vaccination. Read the rest of this entry »
Week 2 will be mini beast hunting
Week 3, the final week, having a go at seasonal wild art and a treasure hunt.
Best suited to children aged 2+ but children of all ages are invited to come along and explore. Welly boots are a must if it rains.
Want to help change Calderdale for the better? Then Have your say on the Local Plan consultation.
The consultation on the initial draft of the Calderdale Local Plan is now open and information on the plan is available at www.calderdale.gov.uk/localplan and comments can be submitted using the Council’s Consultation Portal.
There is still time to do things in the Summer Holidays from Busy Babies at some our libraries, The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Flour, Flat bread and fire at Ogden Water, Elves and Fairies to a Bat Walk at Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve. Don’t forget to check your local Children’s Centres to see what events they may be holding. There is a full list of activities that can be downloaded in the Do Something Summer Activity Guide
Lots of fun outdoors in the Forgotten Forest on Bradford Road, Brighouse. A small woodland area with everything you need. Relax in the hammocks, play instruments or read story’s in the tipi, build dens, play in the wooden boat, tipi or train. Balance on logs and beams, climb trees, make mud pies in the mud kitchen, bug hunt, explore the site, enjoy the craft and drink hot chocolate from water boiled in the Kelly kettle.
e woods at the in on Monday 14 August from 10:00 – 12:00. Tickets are £4 per person whether they are adult or child. Babes in arms are free. Ticket information can be found at https://bookwhen.com/forgottenforest. For further information contact Sarah on 07708398548 or email S_arahparker@hotmail.com
A new online station has been recently launched Men FM : Made by men, for men with 60 minutes of inspiration from Leeds men.
If you would like to find out what activities and support is happening in Calderdale please call the Staying Well Team on 01422 392767.
- Personal stories
- How to get involved
Guest appearance from Prof White, the world’s first ever professor of men’s health.
To listen to all this just click on this Men FM link.