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Providing well over six thousand hours of support in 2013-14, re:fresh volunteers are involved in many different health and wellbeing projects in Blackburn with Darwen, enabling more local residents to lead a healthier, happier life. The event at King George’s Hall saw the volunteers gathered together to be thanked for their time and efforts with […]

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To be in with a chance of winning yourself an iPod Touch please complete this survey and give us some feedback on your experience of using the new re:fresh website. Complete the survey.

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If the answer is YES to any of these questions, please attend the open event at: Lifeline East Lancashire, 68-70 Darwen Street, Blackburn, BB2 2BL on Wednesday 10th December 2014, 4pm – 6pm. If you cannot attend on this date, please get in touch with Lifeline and they can make alternative arrangements to suit you. […]

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During Self Care Week re:fresh want to support you to self care for life and understand how to take better care of yourself and your family members, especially during the winter months, when seasonal illnesses increase. Preventing ill health is important during winter and so choose lifestyle options that will impact positively on your physical health, […]

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‘Due North: the report of the inquiry on health equity for the north’ is the outcome of an independent inquiry commissioned by Public Health England. The report highlights a health divide both within northern towns and cities and between the north and south of England but says that, locally, Blackburn with Darwen has bucked a national […]

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What causes mouth cancer? Smoking causes around 75% of all mouth cancer cases Drinking alcohol to excess can increase mouth cancer risks by four times Those who smoke and drink to excess are up to 30 times more likely to develop the disease An unhealthy diet has also been linked to mouth cancer Over-exposure to […]

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Public Health England (PHE) today (23 October 2014) published, ‘Everybody active, every day’, a framework for national and local action to address the national physical inactivity epidemic, responsible for 1 in 6 deaths and costing the country an estimated £7.4 billion a year. To facilitate cross-sector collaboration, PHE has co-produced the framework with over 1,000 […]

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The ‘Let’s Look Again at Alcohol’ campaign from Drink Wise North West launches today and aims to focus on how children can be affected by the excesses of other people’s drinking. The campaign includes a new film to get people to think about what more we can do to protect young people from alcohol. The […]

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Blackburn with Darwen health bosses are calling on those at greatest risk from flu to protect themselves and their families with a free flu jab. As the autumn sets in and winter approaches, it’s time for people to make sure they get the vaccine as this year’s flu campaign gets underway. Flu is a highly […]

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