The NHS has launched a call for views on how targeted amendments to the law could help local and national health organisations work together more effectively to improve services for patients. For more information please visit NHS Englands website.
Libraries well being activities week is taking place 8-13 October 2018.
Why not increase your well being with St Helens library service by calling into your local library and discovering how communities are coming together to combat loneliness, provide a space for reading and creativity and support mental health.
Please findattached posterpromoting what activities are taking place across the borough.
In the run up to World Mental Health Day artist Claire Weetman will be awaiting your thoughts and interactions at Thatto Heath Library – come and join her and participate in these two unique creative workshops:
THE OFFICE FOR WAITING
Tuesday 18 September1.30pm - 4.30pm Claire will be in residence in to ask you'What are you waiting for? In her quest to consider and capture the idea of waiting, you are invited to think what you might be waiting for and to leave your answer using the equipment installed in the library.
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? - SCREENPRINTING WORKSHOP
Friday 28 September3.00pm - 6.00pm
Come and learn about and enjoy screen printing. Together with Claire you will print the varied answers to the question 'What are you waiting for?' onto material barriers that will be used in an arts event on World Mental Health Day.
World Suicide Prevention day (WSPD) is held each year on 10September. It’s an annual awareness raising event organised by International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
St Helens Healthy Living Team will be hosting this years annual event, themed as a "Picnic in the Park" at Taylor Park alongside the St Helens 150 Years celebrations.
NHS Blood and Transplant is bringing the ‘Know Your Type’ event to two locations in St Helens town centre to recruit new blood donors.
Assembly Room, Town Hall – 3 September 2018 10.30am – 2.30pm
Church Square – 6 September 2018 10.30am – 2.30pm
People thinking of becoming a blood donor will have a finger prick test which gives a likely indication of their blood group within a couple of minutes. They are then invited to donate at their nearest local blood donation sessions.
Dementia Action Week is starting on the 21May, as part of this NHS St Helens CCG will be joining up with Healthwatch St Helens and the Alzheimer’s Society to hold an event on 21 May (10am-4pm) to raise awareness of resources available to people living with dementia and their carers.
The event will be held at The Hope Centre Atherton Street, St Helen's WA10 2DT.