Health BOCS November 2016 Update

Last month we promoted:


Stoptober is a national 28-day stop smoking challenge that encourages smokers to quit after those 28 days. To find out more about Stoptober, visit their website at:

Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness month is organised by major breast cancer charities to raise awareness and to raise funds that will be put back into research, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.

Information about Breast Cancer Awareness was shown on the Reception Screens at both Thingwall Hall and Lisieux Hall.

Find out more information about Breast Cancer Awareness through the following websites:

November Promotion

This month we are promoting:


The Movember Foundation is the only charity tackling men’s health on a global scale, year round. Committed to disrupting the status quo, millions have joined the movement, raising over £440m and funding over 1,200 projects focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer and suicide prevention.

There are three ways to get involved to support men’s health: Grow a moustache, challenge yourself to Move, or Host an event.

The Men’s Group from Brothers of Charity Services in Merseyside are taking part in Movember and growing a moustache to raise awareness of the cause.

Find out more information on Movember here.

Alcohol Awareness Week – 14th to 20th November

This year Alcohol Concern are focusing on alcohol and health, and knowing the risks associated with alcohol.

In January 2016, the guidance around recommended limits of alcohol was updated by the CMO. The new guidance states that the limits for both men and women are the same – which is to not drink more than 14 units a week, and spreading these units evenly over 3 or more days.

Find out more about Alcohol Awareness Week here.

Information about Alcohol Awareness Week will be shown on the Reception Screens at both Thingwall Hall and Lisieux Hall.

Children in Need – 18th November

The Brothers of Charity Services in England are supporting Children in Need and fundraising to help change children’s lives with ‘Dress Down Friday’ on 18th November! Please contribute a small donation of £1 for taking part.

Read more about our ‘Dress Down Friday’ here.

Imageink, our ‘drop in’ base in Liverpool, are holding a Children in Need Day on 18th November at the Hetherlow Centre in Walton. All proceeds will be donated to Children in Need.

They have lots of fun activities happening on the day such as ‘Exercise for Pudsey’ (£1.50), Prize Bingo (£2.00), Decorate a Pudsey Bear (50p), Quiz and Karaoke. There will be coffee, tea and cakes for sale.

Read more about Imageink’s Children in Need Day here.

Click here to find out more about Children in Need.

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