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Community health trust supports Self Care Week

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Wednesday 13 November 2013 

Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust is supporting a national campaign which encourages people to become more health conscious and take measures to stay well. 

Throughout Self Care Week, which runs between 18-24 November, the Trust’s health promotion teams will be at various local events to raise awareness about the importance of self-care and healthy living, and give people the opportunity to find out about the range of free healthy lifestyle services that the Trust provides.  

On Wednesday 20 November, members of the Trust’s health promotion team will be holding an information stall at West Middlesex Hospital’s Self Care Week awareness event, which takes place in the hospital’s main atrium between 11am-2pm.  

Health trainers from the team will be on hand to offer advice about how to take control of your health and mental wellbeing, improve your lifestyle, or manage long term conditions.  The team will also be promoting sensible drinking as part of Alcohol Awareness Week – offering advice and information about how to monitor alcohol intake and avoid excessive daily consumption or binge drinking. 

Other events that the Trust’s health promotion teams will be attending include:: 

  • Monday 18 November: 10am-12pm. Hounslow Masjid, TW4 5HU

  • Monday 18 November: 2pm-4pm. Hounslow Treaty Centre, TW3 1ES

  • Tuesday 19 November: 12pm–2pm. Gurdwara, Alice Way, Hounslow, TW3 3UA

  • Thursday 21 November: 11am–1pm. Hindu Temple, Neville Close, TW3 4JG

  • Friday 22 November: 1pm–3pm. St Paul’s Anglican Church, Chiswick, W4 3SB

  • Saturday 23 November: 9am-2pm. Hounslow Treaty Centre, TW3 1ES

  • Saturday 23 November: 1.30–3.30pm. St Lawrence’s Catholic Church, Feltham 

Jennifer Banks-Smith, Health Improvement Manager at Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust said: “Self-care means eating properly, taking regular exercise, and managing long term conditions more effectively. We provide a range of healthy lifestyle services across Hounslow and Richmond which help people do just that.  

“If you are looking to improve your lifestyle, or take better care of yourself and your loved ones, we encourage you to check out our services and get in touch.”  

In Richmond, the Trust provides the LiveWell Richmond service with the help of partners in the voluntary sector and Richmond Council. This includes a health trainer service and weight management and exercise referral programmes.

Mike Hughes, the Trust’s manager responsible for delivering LiveWell Richmond said: “Being able to self-manage your health can be hard for those with complex and busy lives. That is one of the reasons why we have developed a free mobile phone app to support them full of specific local information. We are hoping that by the end of this week more than 3000 people will have downloaded the app.”

The Trust’s health promotion and healthy lifestyle services provide free support, advice and activities to help local people take better care of their health.

Find out more:

Find out more about the free health and wellbeing services on offer at:  www.hrch.nhs.uk/health-and-wellbeing

Or for more information about LiveWell Richmond visit: www.livewellrichmond.org.uk