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Grow a moustache for Movember 2019
Grow a moustache for Movember 2019

Movember is a global phenomenon and annual event - Grow a moustache to raise awareness of health conditions and issues that affect men : prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention

Westminster launches first independent Hate Crime Commission
Westminster launches first independent Hate Crime Commission

Following a rise in reported hate crimes over the past year across the country including London, Westminster City Council has appointed Nick Ross – the former BBC Crimewatch presenter and Westminster resident – to Chair the independent commission. 

The independent commission is to look at hate crime and how to tackle it in Westminster – the first for any local authority in England.

‘Every Mind Matters’
‘Every Mind Matters’

Good mental health and wellbeing is crucial, it means we're able to lead happy and healthy lives. Yet it’s possible that any one of us can be affected by poor mental health and wellbeing at some point in our lives. In Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea, ensuring residents have good mental health and wellbeing is a key priority.

Flu - Vaccination information 2019
Flu - Vaccination information 2019

Are you aged 65 or over or have a long-term health condition? Then you might be eligible for a free flu vaccination. If you're working in the care sector, including Personal Assistants hired by residents, you can also have a flu jab.

Black History Month
Black History Month

Black History Month (BHM) has been celebrated widely for many years honouring the achievements, culture and the history of black people.

Westminster’s Out and About programme 2019
Westminster’s Out and About programme 2019

Out and About offers complimentary tickets to Westminster residents aged 65 or above, to attend cultural events such as concerts, exhibitions, film and theatre shows. You need to become a member of the scheme in order to receive tickets.

World Alzheimer’s Day
World Alzheimer’s Day

21st September is World Alzheimer’s Day, and an opportunity to raise awareness and highlight the issues faced by people affected by dementia and demonstrate how we can overcome them.

Stop smoking with Stoptober
Stop smoking with Stoptober

Join the thousands quitting with Stoptober this year.  The annual campaign during the month of October, is a great way of getting inspiration, motivation and also finding like-minded people who have found it a struggle.

Go Sober for October
Go Sober for October

Be a Soberhero and go 31 days without alcohol this October - say no to the booze and yes to raising money for people living with cancer. And just like every hero's trusty sidekick, Macmillan will be with you every step of the way to help you along your sober journey.

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day
Today is World Suicide Prevention Day

Today marks the international day for suicide prevention.  Each year, over 800,000 people take their own lives - representing 1 person every 40 seconds. This day marks the  hope to change that and to support people who are experiencing mental health difficulties to experience fulfilled and meaningful lives