Tag Archive for 'health and social services'

Skills Guernsey in partnership with community to maximise workforce

September 30th, 2012 by Skills Guernsey

What is Skills Guernsey? Skills Guernsey has two main aims: Improve the skills of Guernsey’s working population, in line with the needs of employers in all sectors; Increase workforce participation i.e. to enable everyone who is willing and able to work to find employment. If we can achieve this, we will contribute to the future […]

Implementing an Active Travel Strategy for improved well-being

August 4th, 2012 by Living Streets Guernsey

Walking is the most environmentally friendly and healthy form of transport. Walking keeps you slim and fit and reduces stress. Regular daily exercise built into your lifestyle like walking (or cycling) to school or work is recommended by health professionals. Promoting “healthy lifestyle choices and social well-being” is the number one aim of the 20/20 […]

Guernsey’s Primary Care Mental Health and Wellbeing service

October 12th, 2011 by Guernsey Mind

Guernsey’s Health & Social Services Department provides information in a brochure on the services offered for people who are feeling anxious, stressed, suffering from low self-esteem, or are generally feeling low. If you are experiencing such problems, the Primary Care Mental Health and Wellbeing Service may be able to help.

Guernsey’s cigarette end litter

May 11th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Legacy which works to stop Americans smoking states that smokers in the USA light-up more than 360 billion cigarettes each year.  Another website states that globally humans smoke 15 billion cigarettes every day.  It is estimated that over 5.6 trillion cigarettes are thrown out into the environment each year. According to Legacy, smoking is the […]

Maintaining control of Guernsey’s health care costs

July 16th, 2010 by Peter Roffey

With Health & Social  Services Department (HSSD) funding under huge stress some may question whether it’s worth spending money, every five years, on a major survey examining locals’ lifestyles, habits and state of health. Wouldn’t that cash be better spent on front line healthcare? The reality is quite the opposite. The tighter the money, the […]