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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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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

POA

 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

  • Are over 70
  • Classed as vulnerable, health wise
  • Pregnant
  • 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.



 
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