Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week

Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week.

The average home holds a host of hidden dangers, especially for the young, the elderly and those who are the most vulnerable.

Driving home the burns awareness message

Home is where the heart is, it’s where you are meant to feel the most safe.

Sharon Swan, Service Manager for Aberlour Family Service.

Lotto funding boost for South Ayrshire family service

A ground-breaking project which helps adults with learning disabilities to become better parents, has received a National Lottery Award of £150,000, from The Big Lottery Fund.

Members of the Ayrshire Hospice clinical, community, housekeeping and maintenance team gathers to celebrate the start of Hospice Care Week

Go Purple for hospice care week

Ayrshire Hospice is celebrating Hospice Care Week by spotlighting the huge variety of roles over 185 employed staff and 600 volunteers play.

YMCA Scotland has joined forces with YMCAs across the UK and Ireland to support a major mental health campaign.

YMCA Scotland supports #IAMWHOLE campaign on World Mental Health Day

YMCA Scotland has joined forces with YMCAs across the UK and Ireland to support a major mental health campaign, as new research reveals the damaging effects of negative language and stereotypes about mental health.

NHS24 will use the development funding to improve the services it offers to people experiencing low mood, depression and anxiety, supporting those who need unscheduled care but do not require to contact emergency services.

£500k to improve first response mental health services.

Patients experiencing mental health problems will be better supported – thanks to a half million pound increase in funding.

See Me is encouraging us all to talk about our mental health.

Call to start conversations on World Mental Health Day

Mental health is part of everyone’s day to day life, it affects all of us and we all need to talk about it – starting on World Mental Health Day.

Public Health Minister Aileen Campbell today joined four-year- old Lyle Findlay at his vaccination appointment. Pic: Mark F Gibson.

Parents urged to join the fight against flu

Parents of two-five year olds are encouraged to join the fight against flu this winter, by ensuring their children get their flu vaccination.

The proposals to deliver the increase in entitlement are now being considered by the Scottish Government

Plans to double childcare in Ayrshire

Proposals to deliver almost double the amount of free early learning and childcare have been approved by South Ayrshire Council and will now go to the Scottish Government for consideration.

The scheme will work with the Scottish Ambulance Service.

New service to save lives in Carrick

A vital new service providing emergency care has been launched in Girvan and South Carrick.

Elaine Savory (left), Equality and Diversity Advisor, and Professor Hazel Borland, Nurse Director, show a model of the card  the real card will be the size of a credit card and will fit in your wallet. It will also have a curved edge to help people with visual impairments to find it easily.

Card scheme for NHS patients

NHS Ayrshire & Arran is introducing voluntary access support cards for patients who have additional support needs due to disability or long-term conditions.

All flavours of Macb water have now been recalled.

Scots soft drinks maker recalls all flavoured water due to "presence of mould"

A Scottish drinks brand which had previously recalled its raspberry and kiwi flavoured water has now been forced to withdraw its entire range from sale "due to the presence of mould".

Dr Mhairi Thurston

Call to rectify “patchy” school counselling services

A psychology expert has called for school-based counselling services to be available for all children across Scotland.

Health Secretary Shona Robison with Amanda Kopel.

Frank’s Law - Free personal care for under 65s

At least 9000 families in Scotland will benefit from the introduction of free personal care for everyone who requires it, regardless of age.

The Mental Health Foundation Scotland has launched its 'It's time to talk about it campaign' ahead of Suicide Prevention Day.

Charity calls for action to tackle rising suicide rate

A mental health charity has called for an open discussion on suicide prevention after the first rise in suicides in Scotland for six years.

New figures show a  third (33 per cent) of homes in Scotland do not have a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm.

Families in Scotland at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in their homes

A third of homes in Scotland don’t have a carbon monoxide alarm to help protect people from potentially fatal CO poisoning.

Conversation Cafes are being held this week on 14 routes across Scotland.

Conversation Cafés to help mark Suicide Prevention Day

Conversation Cafés will be set up in railway station across Scotland this week to offer support to people as part of World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10.

Susan Shaw (from Scottish slimmers) and professor Linda Bauld are pictured firmly crossing items of junk food off a shopping list to back Cancer Research UKs call to the Scottish Government to restrict sales of bargain-buy unhealthy food and drink.

Too much junk food on promotion say Scots parents

Parents are being persuaded by supermarket special offers to fill their trolleys with bargain-buy junk food, new research by Cancer Research UK has found.

Libby Jees, Lynn Mwaranau, Barbara Sloan and Pentrone Gibson have checked their stocks and are ready to deliver.

Have you got a bottle?

The Rotary Club of Girvan still want local people to pick up a bottle. If you live alone or feel vulnerable, or have a serious medical condition, this initiative supplies a plastic bottle in which you indicate all your important medical information and contact details. These bottles are then kept in your fridge.

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