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Lakeside Family Fun Day

Have you got what it takes to beat the swim club and lifeguards in a relay race? You won’t know unless you try! Join us this Saturday for loads of Free Fun. Test your skill on the giant inflatable or have a splashing time with the toys and floats. Swimming works all your main muscles…. Read More

Come along and join one of our free swim sessions during the month of November. Our month of swimming is part of Everybody Active North East – a collaboration of councils in the region during 2016 to promote being active as a great way to stay healthy. Swimming is Free for all over-60s throughout November at each  of our 4 pools. No need… Read More

Stoptober 2017

Stop smoking for 28 days and you’re 5 times more likely to quit for good. No matter how long you’ve smoked for, quitting can help improve your health straight away. You’re more likely to live longer and have more energy for quality time with your children, family and friends. Sign up to the Stoptober 2017 challenge and increase your… Read More

What is World Suicide Prevention day? World Suicide Prevention Day is held each year on 10 September. It’s an annual awareness raising event organised by International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). This year’s theme is about connecting with others and letting people know that #ITSOKAYTOTALK. Why is it important?… Read More

Did you know if you use your local Stop Smoking Service you are up to four times more likely to succeed? What do you stand to gain? More money for you and your family An improved sense of smell and taste Fresher breath Less stress and anxiety Cleaner lungs and a stronger heart Being healthier… Read More

According to the UK physical activity guidelines released by the Chief Medical Officers in 2011, children should:- engage in moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity for at least 60 minutes and up to several hours every day incorporate vigorous intensity activity, including those that strengthen muscle and bone on at least three days a week… Read More

How are you?

There is only One You; take a free health quiz and make small changes now to improve your health today and in the future. To take the ‘How Are You’ online quiz, visit the One You website. Modern life makes it hard to be healthy. Without knowing it, by the time we reach our 40s… Read More

Let’s get Food Smart

We’re all eating too much sugar While some kids look fine on the outside, too much sugar can lead to the build-up of harmful fat on the inside that we can’t see. This fat can cause serious diseases in the future such as type 2 diabetes. Eating too much sugar can also cause tooth decay… Read More

Looking for something to do with the kids in the October Half Term Holidays? Search no more – check out the No Limits Holiday Programme, which is packed with a variety of activities for all ages. No Limits – October Half Term Holiday Activity Programme