Vaccination update: Lincolnshire programme moves to next two tiers

NHS Lincolnshire is making “excellent progress” as it completes the first round of vaccination for people aged 70 and over. Lincolnshire CCG said in a statement on Friday (19th February) that it is now vaccinating cohorts five and six: people 65-years-old and over, people aged 16-64 with health conditions and frontline health and social care […]

Supporting Mens’ Mental Health – There’s Help If You Need It

If you feel low, distressed, isolated or need support with something which is affecting your mental health, reach out for free support. Every week in the UK, 125 people take their lives and 75% of all UK suicides are male. As the charity CALM states – Being Silent Isn’t Being Strong. Help is always available. […]

Don’t let lockdown stop you exploring – see Lincolnshire from indoors

With a while longer left until any kind of lockdown easing, take these virtual tours to explore Lincolnshire from home and plan some trips for the future. By Jacqui Sclanders We’re stuck at home just now, we can’t venture far.  How about doing some virtual visiting online in Lincolnshire? Lincoln Cathederal has a wealth of […]

NHS Lincolnshire Citizens’ Panel’s first winner! Are you next?

A member of the NHS Lincolnshire Citizens’ Panel has won £250 in a prize draw to celebrate the first survey release – sign up for the chance to be the next winner. Sonya from Lincoln joined the panel last year. She completed the first NHS survey in January 2021 and was chosen at random as […]

Stay active indoors #hwlifts

Whether you’re avoiding the snow or have been indoors long-term due to shielding, age or a health condition, staying active at home is a great boost to your health and mood Check out the Tune in to 10 Today service and listen to a 10 minute workout or follow along by watching a video exercise.  […]

Lincolnshire Thank You Wall

A chance to say thank you to anyone who has helped you, your loved ones and others in your community during the pandemic. HWLincs has launched a public ‘thank you wall’ to showcase the ways Lincolnshire people have helped each other during the past year. To leave your message, click the picture, scroll down to […]

#hwlifts Lockdown mood boosts refresher

While we’re still in national lockdown, it’s important we take some time to try to improve our mood when we can. It’s unrealistic to think any steps will magically transform you, so turn that into a positive – any little lift is a big achievement. Here are some top tips from health experts: Get outside […]

Three ways to help your children through the next month of lockdown

With the news that schools won’t return to normal until at least March 8th, here are three ways you can help your children cope with these strange and stressful times. Be curious about what’s causing your child to be anxious Encourage children to keep in touch with their friends Maintain a routine and organise the […]

WATCH: If you’ve had COVID-19, should you have the vaccine? This and much more answered

Last week’s HWLincs / Healthwatch COVID-19 vaccine webinar is available to watch on demand. Recorded live on Thursday night (January 21st) in front of hundreds of viewers, the video has since been viewed thousands more times on Facebook. The video is now available on YouTube and we’ve listed the questions below for quick access to […]

Lincolnshire COVID-19 vaccination team webinar – REGISTER HERE

The team in charge of vaccinating Lincolnshire from COVID-19 will take part in an online information session on Thursday to answer your questions. The Zoom event, hosted by HWLincs and Healthwatch Lincolnshire, starts on Thursday, January 21 at 5pm. The vaccination leads on the panel will include Lincolnshire Public Health, NHS Lincolnshire, the United Lincolnshire […]

The first NHS Lincolnshire Citizens’ Panel survey is live!

HWLincs has recruited hundreds of panel members over the past few months so it’s massively exciting for us to see the first survey making its way to members this week. This is also the first chance for members to win £250. Everyone who completes the survey will be entered into a prize draw. Citizens’ Panel […]

Making a Difference 2020: read the HWLincs six-month report

What a year. Like everyone had to, we quickly adapted to new ways of working and doing so allowed us to carry on delivering vital work that helps improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in the county. As 2020 draws to a close, you can read all about HWLincs’ work over the last six […]