Health Improvement Leaflet Catalogue


  • Nutrition

    100 CALORIES 

    This A5 leaflet was originally produced as an insert in magazines available to the public during the time of the ‘100 Calories’ campaign. It shows examples of common foods that contain 100 calories to illustrate how a ‘little extra’ 100 calories a day could add up to a 10lb weight gain over a year.

    HEALTHY EATING INFORMATION

    Non-text based Health Eating Information Leaflet.

    ENJOY HEALTHY EATING

    What we eat every day has a big impact on our health – from the amount of energy we have when we get up in the morning to our risk of developing conditions like heart disease and cancer in the future. A healthy diet doesn’t have to be boring or restrictive – we can still eat a wide range of delicious foods, while keeping an eye on our intake of sugar, fat and salt. This has been updated in accordance with the Eatwell Guide.

    ARE YOU PACKING A HEALTHY LUNCH?

    This booklet is designed to improve pupils’ nutrition and implement healthier eating and drinking practices. It contains practical tips for parents, carers and children on how to pack an appetising, healthy lunchbox. The booklet includes the Eatwell Guide.

    IS YOUR WAISTLINE CREEPING UP ON YOU?

    Leaflet contains tips and advice to help you keep your weight and waistline healthy.  Part of the Choose to Live Better Campaign.

    VITAMIN D AND YOU

    The PDF of this leaflet has been updated following the publication of a review of the evidence on vitamin D and health by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN). It highlights the importance of vitamin D supplements for particular groups, including babies, children aged between 1 and 4 years, people whose exposure to sunlight is limited, and those with darker skins (e.g. those of African, African-Caribbean and South Asian origin). It also outlines new recommendations that all adults and children aged 5 and over should consider taking vitamin D supplements during the autumn and winter months (October to late March/April).

    HEALTHY BREAKS FOR PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN – A guide for parents

    Leaflet for parents explaining why a healthy break is so important for pre-school children and some tips and ideas for healthy nutritious breaks.

    English Version

    Irish Version

    HEALTHY BREAKS FOR SCHOOLS – A guide for pupils and parents

    Guidance on healthy breaks for schoolchildren

    English Version

    Irish Version

  • Physical Activity

    ACTIVITY RECORD BOOK, YOUR – IT ALL ADDS UP

    This fun physical activity record book outlines the recommended physical activity guidelines for children aged 5 to 18 and includes an easy way for children to keep track of how much physical activity they are getting.

    AGEING WELL BY BEING ACTIVE EVERY DAY

    This leaflet provides guidance to older adults on the amount of physical activity they should be aiming for and the health benefits associated with staying active. It also offers tips and ideas on activities that older people may find useful and appropriate. The leaflet is aimed at older people of most physical capabilities.

    STEP BY STEP FOR HEALTH FITNESS AND FUN! – Your Walking Book

    This booklet has been developed for adults with learning disabilities to encourage them to walk more. Using simply illustrated text, it outlines the benefits of walking for everyone and encourages participants to track their daily steps in order to build up to over 10,000 a day.

    TAKE THE NEXT STEP

    This A5 booklet encourages people to increase their level of physical activity by monitoring the number of steps they take each day and aiming to increase it. It covers why walking is a good way to get more active, how to count your steps, setting targets, tips on how to fit more walking into your day and ideas for making it more interesting, including by taking part in an individual or group Step Challenge.

  • Mental Health

    CONCERNED ABOUT SUICIDE

    This leaflet contains information on what you can say and do to help someone who may be thinking of suicide.  It highlights the warning signs, explains the feelings a suicidal person can have and provides a step-by-step guide to having a conversation and helping someone you’re worried about.  It also lists a number of support services for people having suicidal thoughts.

    TAKE 5 STEPS TO WELLBEING

    Most of us know when we are mentally and physically well, but sometimes we need a little extra help to keep well. This leaflet and poster outline five simple ways in which people can maintain and improve their mental wellbeing.

    STEPS TO DEAL WITH STRESS

    The Steps to deal with stress booklet provides tips and practical advice on coping with stress in your life and covers recognising stress, getting ready, coping better, learning from bad experiences and taking action now. Simple steps such as relaxation exercises and talking to someone can help you feel better and put you in a better frame of mind for dealing with your problems.

    MENTAL HEALTH POCKET BOOK:  WESTERN AREA (Z CARD)

    Pocket sized directory of services to help improve mental health and emotional wellbeing.  Western Area Edition.

    WHAT HAPPENS IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT A Patient’s Guide.

    A guide for people who have self-harmed or may have mental health/emotional problems.  This leaflet is for anyone who has come to the Emergency Department because they have harmed themselves or are in a crisis situation and may have mental health problems.

    IMPROVING THE LIVES OF PEOPLE WHO SELF HARM

    A guide for people who have self-harmed or may have mental health/emotional problems. This leaflet is aimed at people who self harm and their families/carers/friends. It will help people understand more about self harm and how to get support.

    CARING FOR SOMEONE WHO HAS SELF-HARMED OR HAD SUICIDAL THOUGHTS

    This guide provides important information on how to take care of yourself and your family member following a suicide attempt/suicidal thoughts or self-harm and highlights resources to help you move forward.

    ASK, LISTEN, TALK: A simple guide to helping others

    This leaflet is a simple guide on how to help others with mental health problems.

  • Sexual Health

    DON’T GAMBLE WITH YOUR SEXUAL HEALTH

    This booklet explains the importance of having a check-up at a Genito Urinary Medicine (GUM) clinic and what happens at the clinic.

    STOP FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

    For staff and professionals working with children, young people and families.

  • Pregnancy and Childbirth

    FOLIC ACID ONE OF LIFE’S ESSENTIALS

    This leaflet explains the importance of taking folic acid before becoming pregnant, to help protect an unborn baby from neural tube defects such as Spina bifida.

    PROTECTING YOU AND YOUR BABY – Blood Tests at Your First Antenatal Visit

    Leaflet provides information about the blood tests that are normally offered and recommended at the first antenatal visit.

  • Immunisation

    FLU IS MORE SERIOUS THAN YOU THINK: GET THE VACCINE NOW

    This leaflet encourages uptake of the flu vaccine for those people in at-risk groups. Most children aged 2 years up to less than 18 years in at risk groups will receive a nasal spray vaccine rather than an injection.

    HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE WORKERS: DON’T RISK FLU INFECTION

    Protect yourself and those around you

    The leaflet encourages HSC staff to get the flu vaccine.

    FLU IS MORE SERIOUS THAN YOU THINK: GET THE FLU VACCINE TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR BABY

    This leaflet explains why pregnant women should receive the flu vaccine and outlines how it also protects the unborn child. It provides a range of information about the vaccine, including how to get vaccinated, how the vaccine works, how effective it is and possible side effects.

  • Infant Feeding

    BOTTLEFEEDING

    This booklet provides new safety information on the preparation and storage of infant formula milk and is aimed at minimising the risk of infection from bacteria that may sometimes be present in the milk powder. It explains how to sterilise feeding equipment and make up formula milk, and highlights the safety precautions that need to be observed.

    BREASTFEEDING OUT AND ABOUT

    This leaflet provides information and advice for mums on making breastfeeding part of their everyday life.  It also highlights the introduction of the “Breastfeeding welcome here” scheme.

    BREASTFEEDING YOUR ILL OR PREMATURE BABY

    This booklet provides information about the benefits of breastfeeding for ill or premature babies in intensive care, as well as advice on how to express milk, maintain good supply of milk and correct storage of breast milk.  Details of local contacts for further information and advice are also included.

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    PROMOTING BREASTFEEDING FOR MOTHERS RETURNING TO WORK

    A GUIDE FOR EMPLOYERS

    This booklet is the third in a series of Work Well guides aimed at promoting health in the workplace. It outlines to employers the business benefits of encouraging mothers to continue breastfeeding on return to work, the health benefits of breastfeeding for mums, the legislation affecting mothers at work, and some easy steps that employers can take to support breastfeeding mothers.

    BREASTFEEDING AND RETURNING TO WORK

    This leaflet aims to encourage breastfeeding mothers to continue breastfeeding after they have returned to work.
    It highlights the benefits of continuing to breastfeed, sets out the options for combining breastfeeding and work, explain the rights breastfeeding mothers have to support from their employer, and outlines what facilities and equipment mothers will need to express milk at work.

    GRANDPARENT’S GUIDE TO SUPPORTING BREASTFEEDING, A

    This leaflet is for grandparents who want to support their daughter or son’s partner in their decision to breastfeed. It answers any questions or concerns they may have and describes what support they can offer.

    YOU AND YOUR BABY: Supporting love and nurture on the neonatal unit

    Produced by Unicef and supported by the PHA, this leaflet is for parents who have a baby in neonatal care.

    It covers feeding your baby, the importance of skin-to-skin contact, helping your baby’s development, getting involved, helping your baby to breastfeed and taking your baby home. It also provides useful contacts and support groups.

    Colostrum Harvesting

    This leaflet explains how to harvest colostrum before your baby is born.

  • Cancer

    CERVICAL SCREENING:  YOUR RESULTS EXPLAINED

    Leaflet explains the results of the cervical screening test which is designed to pick up any changes in cells on the cervix (lower part of the womb) so they can be easily and effectively monitored or treated. 

    SUNBEDS:  LOOK A LITTLE DEEPER

    This leaflet warns against the dangers of using sunbeds, most notably skin cancer, and offers advice on the Health and Safety Guidelines that sunbed operators should abide by.

    This leaflet was produced by the Ulster Cancer Foundation and reprinted by the PHA as part of the sunbeds campaign.

    BREAST AWARENESS LOOKING OUT FOR CHANGES

    This leaflet is used to support the Northern Ireland breast screening programme and describes how women should check their breasts regularly for any changes that are new to them.

    Lumps aren’t the only sign of breast cancer

    This leaflet encourages women to be aware of changes in their breasts that may be signs of breast cancer.

    BREAST SCREENING: Helping you Decide

    This leaflet is used to support the Northern Ireland breast screening programme and help women decide whether to attend breast screening.

    OVER 70 – WHAT NOW?: Looking after your breasts

    This leaflet provides breast screening and breast awareness information to women over 70. Although women over 70 are not routinely invited for breast screening, they are encouraged to call the local unit to request breast screening every three years.

    HANDS UP!

    Leaflet explaining how knowing your skin type can help people stop burning in the sun and help prevent skin cancer.  It shows the 6 different skin types and gives sun care advice for each skin type.

    PROSTATE CANCER: HOW TO SPOT THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

    Leaflet provides information about Prostate Cancer and outlines the most common symptoms.

    Worried about the symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

    This leaflet has been reproduced and distributed to GPs, pharmacies, cancer charities and health promotion resource centres in Northern Ireland to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer among women. Ovarian cancer is often diagnosed at a late stage but the sooner it is detected the easier it is to treat.

  • Alcohol

    ALCOHOL AND YOU:  IS IT TIME FOR A CHANGE? – Workbook and self – help tools

    Booklet for anyone concerned that their drinking is affecting them in a negative way.  The booklet aims to help the reader examine their own alcohol use and will provide information and practical ideas that will help them make choices that are right for them

    ALCOHOL WHEEL – ALCOHOL UNIT CALCULATOR

    Wheel calculator outlines unit of alcohol in alcohol drinks.

    FOCUS ON ALCOHOL

    This leaflet incorporates the current advice on low risk drinking from the four UK Chief Medical Officers, published in January 2016. It lists the long and short-term effects of drinking too much alcohol and outlines the recommended limits for low risk drinking, as well as providing tips on how to stick to these limits. The leaflet also offers a guide to how many units of alcohol are in common drinks.

    YOU, YOUR CHILD AND ALCOHOL

    You, your child and alcohol is a booklet that offers parents advice and guidance on how to discuss alcohol with their child and encourages them to think about how their relationship with alcohol can influence their children.

  • Smoking

    WANT 2 STOP! Wallet Card

    Wallet card promotes the smokers’ helpline number 0808 812 8008 and the www.want2stop.info website which provide support and information on local stop smoking services.

    SMOKING AND YOUR HEALTH AND WELLBEING

    This leaflet outlines the effects of smoking on mental wellbeing; shows how quitting will make you feel better; describes how you can quit; and highlights where to get help and support.

     

  • Drugs

    CANNABIS AND YOU: IS IT TIME FOR A CHANGE? – Workbook and self – help tools

    Booklet for anyone concerned that their cannabis use is affecting them in a negative way.  It will also give family members and friends information they may find helpful.

  • Antibiotics

    TAKING ANTIBIOTICS WHEN YOU DON’T NEED THEM PUTS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AT RISK

    This leaflet encourages people to take health professional advice on the use of antibiotics. It is distributed to participating pharmacies as part of the Living Well campaign, which covers up to six health promotion topics each year. Living Well campaign topics are agreed between the HSCB, Community Pharmacies NI and the PHA.

  • Stroke

    STROKE CAMPAIGN LEAFLET

    The F.A.S.T materials (poster/leaflet/wallet card) convey the signs and symptoms of stroke, and the call to action, that it’s a medical emergency to call 999 immediately if you see any one of these signs. A fast response to the signs and symptoms of stroke can reduce the long term health consequences such as disability and death. Attached below are the public information leaflets (male and female version), posters and wallet card available as part of the campaign.