Health related events / info

 MH Week

Although MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK (18TH TO 22ND May 2020) has passed, you can still follow the guidance which can be found within the document below and don't forget the days 1 - 5 programme, also detailed below:

Mental Health Awareness Week

Please see attached for more information and an active plan to follow:

Day 1 – Be Active

Day 2 – Keep learning

Day 3 – Connect with others

Day 4 – Take notice (mindfulness)

Day 5 – Giving and helping others

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SAFEGUARDING AT CASTLEFIELDS HEALTH CENTRE

Please click on the document below to read more about this important subject.

Halton Practices Safeguarding Information

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CRUK

Cancer Research UK - We are here for patients

If you have questions or need further support, please see following options:

 

  • ‘About Cancer’ website, written especially for patients and their loved ones. Covers all aspects of  cancer [cruk.org/about-cancer]cruk.org/about-cancer

 

  • our Cancer Chat forum, an online community where people affected by cancer can share their experiences [cruk.org.uk/cancerchat]cruk.org.uk/cancerchat

 

  • If patients or family members would prefer to talk to a friendly, trained nurse, our helpline is open from 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday – freephone 0808 800 4040

CRUK

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Active Halton

WALKING FOR HEALTH

Are you still taking your daily exercise, out walking or steps around the home?

Whilst we cannot join our group health walks in lockdown, it’s still important to take our daily exercise.

If you are out on your daily exercise-walking, do take pictures and email them to me to share with other Halton Health Walkers on our facebook page, it might help us stay motivated https://www.facebook.com/Walking-for-Health-Halton-482818178431169/

Or maybe read more about the Ramblers #RoamSweetHome Campaign or step Challenge, steps can be taken around the house.

https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/…/april-newsletter-roam…

Our webpage “Staying Active” during lockdown has been updated with some important information for older adults.

https://activehalton.co.uk/staying-active-at-home-during-covid-19/

The new link titled “Reducing the risk of falling” provides a booklet from our Health Improvement team and a link within this booklet to some simple exercises to help prevent falls. 

Booklet: https://www4.halton.gov.uk/Pages/health/hit/pdf/fallscovid.pdf

The webpage includes lots of information, ideas and video links to help people of all ages and abilities stay active at home; from chair-based exercise to high intensity activity.

 Staying Active is an important read to help us all to maintain movement during these times when we might not be as active as we once used to be.

Active Halton

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Wellbeing

Do you or someone you know need practical or emotional support ? Wellbeing Enterprises can help call T: 01928 589 799. They offer help with non-medical needs for adults.  www.wellbeingenterprises.org.uk

Please see Programme of Activities for July - September below:

Programme of Activities 1 July - September 2021

Programme of Activities 2 July - September 2021

Programme of Activities 3 July - September 2021

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Health Engagement Officer

Carla Tillett is a Health Engagement Officer whose service provides support with some key social, emotional and behavioural issues for the 0-19 age range.  Carla has access to a wealth of resources and can signpost you to specialist services as well as liaising with schools to help you to get the best support you can. 

If you would like some advice from Carla please contact reception in the first instance.

 

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HALTON WOMENS CENTRE

Halton Women’s Centre

Pendennis Court

Castlefields

Runcorn

WA7 2SW

Tel: 01928 566073

Situated in Runcorn, it's the only centre of its kind in the North West. The safe and independent setting, offers a fantastic range of services to inspire and motivate women of all ages. Supported by dedicated staff and volunteers, tailored services are available to improve the physical, social and emotional wellbeing for the women of the Halton community

Services currently offered at the Centre include: 

  • Counselling
  • 1:1 support sessions
  • Listening Ears

 

Please contact the centre for further information about services that are currently available and how to access them.

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 Some interesting reads/health related information:

Walking for health

Halton Borough Council Stop Smoking Sessions in Runcorn and WidnesType 2 Diabetes Education Courses

Don't fear the smear

Fibro Friendly Yoga Sessions at Castlefields Community Centre

Persona Insight Mental Health Support Group Information

Coming to the UK Migrant Vaccination Information

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NHS BREAST SCREENING INFORMATION

All female patients who are registered at Castlefields Health Centre and aged 50 - 70 will be invited to attend for a three yearly breast screening mammogram.  Our patients were last invited for their mammogram in March 2020. 

Routine screening stops when a lady is 71 or over but this does not mean you lose the right to have mammogram screening every three years.  All you need to do is ring the breast screening service (tel: 01925 275500) to request an appointment.

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NDA (National Diabetes Audit)

Castlefields Health Centre takes part in the National Diabetes Audit (NDA) which is an information collecting exercise to check whether people with diabetes are getting good care.

Taking part in the NDA can help improve understanding the quality of care for people with diabetes.

For more detailed information about this particular data collecting audit, please see attached patient information leaflet.  Please click on link below to find out some more information about the audit:

https://www.diabetes.org.uk/professionals/resources/national-diabetes-audit

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Military Veterans

Veterans in Mind service, is a specialist IAPT psychological therapy service run by Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust (GMMH) providing assessment and treatment at Steps 2 and 3 across Cheshire & Merseyside (excluding Liverpool CCG) to military veterans.

They also provide substance misuse recovery interventions and work alongside our local partners Warrington Armed Forces Community Support Hub, Veterans in Sefton and Veterans of the Foundation who provide a wraparound service addressing social, financial, occupational and employment issues.

To refer yourself to this service, please contact single point of access on 0151 908 0019

Alternatively complete the online referral form via

www.gmmh.nhs.uk/military-veterans-services/

Please see notice below for more information.

 Veterans in Mind

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Wine Glass and Bottle of Wine Picture             Beer Glasses

A new campaign has launched, led by Champs Public Health Collaborative and funded by Cheshire & Merseyside Health & Care Partnership to promote the Lower My Drinking app, which is now available for use across Cheshire and Merseyside.

During the COVID-19 pandemic harmful drinking has risen significantly, consequently impacting on people, communities, and services.

The campaign which includes videos of people telling their stories about why they reduced their drinking aims to increase the downloads of the Lower My Drinking app and ensure that expert advice is accessible across Cheshire and Merseyside.

The app is free to download and use for anyone who lives or works in Cheshire and Merseyside (access is by postcode). To download the app visit Google Play or App Store.

 

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