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
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
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.
Our webpage “Staying Active” during lockdown has been updated with some important information for older adults.
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.
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.
HALTON WOMEN’S CENTRE
In view of the escalating COVID-19 situation in the UK, and with our employees, service users and their families’ safety and wellbeing foremost in mind, immediate changes have been made as to how people access information and advice at Halton Womens Centre
COVID - 19 Corona Virus
The Centre will be closed for 2 weeks as of 23/03/20 for group sessions, however staff will be available for phone consultations.
Counselling sessions will continue during this period but clients are asked to adhere to the advice below on attendance.
We are hoping to re-open 6th April, however this will depend on Govt advice
Please do not attend the Centre if you
- Classed as vulnerable, health wise
- have the symptoms of Corona Virus, being consistent cough and high temperature
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
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 called for their mammogram in March of this year (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.
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: