Health and wellbeing

Quit smoking 

Giving up smoking is good for your health, and your finances. Need any more motivation? Well, experts have found that adults who smoke increase the likelihood of their kids taking up smoking. There’s lots of free support to quit you can find by clicking here

#MumsCan quit smoking  

The sooner you stop smoking, the better for you and your baby. Stopping smoking will help you and your baby immediately. Harmful gases, such as carbon monoxide, and other damaging chemicals will clear from your body and your developing baby.

Free one-to-one support  is available across West Yorkshire for all
pregnant women, including 12-week nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). Visit the website

Download the free NHS food scanner app 

There are surprising amounts of sugar, saturated fat and salt in everyday food and drinks we give our kids.  Our kids might seem fine on the outside but over time having too much sugar, saturated fat and salt can cause harmful changes on the inside. These harmful changes put us at risk of serious diseases in the future like heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers.

For healthy swaps, recipes, tips for your family and to download the free NHS Food Scanner App, search ‘Better Health Healthier Families’ today. The Food Scanner App brings food labels to life. With a quick scan of a barcode, you can see how much sugar, saturated fat and salt are in your favourite food and drinks and make sure you choose healthier choices for your family.


Watch our video to find out who is at risk of type 2 diabetes, how to recognise the signs and what you can do prevent the condition. Small changes can make a big difference. The animation is available in:


Find out your risk of type 2 diabetes

Finding out your risk of type 2 diabetes only takes a few minutes. It could be the most important thing you do today.

Calculate your risk by visiting the Diabetes UK website


Licensing SAVI 

We’ve teamed up with West Yorkshire’s Violence Reduction Unit to launch a new online licensing tool to help make pubs, clubs, restaurants and hotels across Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield safer and more secure. The Licensing Security & Vulnerability Initiative acts like a personal licensing consultancy – but without the cost. Visit the website  #LSAVI