Do you want to find out more about local services and community groups?
Come along to the St Helens Cares Talkfest Health and Wellbeing Fair, taking place on:
Friday 1st March, 1pm-4pm at St Helens Parish Church (Church Square, St Helens, WA10 1AF).
At the fair there will be a marketplace filled with stalls, where you can find out more information about various health, wellbeing and community services. The Healthy Living Team will be leading activities on the day, such as Tai Chi and Mindfulness.
The St Helens Mind Choir will also be joining the event to spread joy during the afternoon! Free refreshments will be available. If you would like more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01744 624269 or simply pop along on the day.
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Following on from the community engagement events (Talkfest) that took place in November 2018, where we discussed St Helens Cares, the Shared Care Record and Self Care, the next events will take place week commencing 4th February.
The purpose of these events are to keep St Helens residents up to date with the latest changes in health and social care and to get your input on how we plan for the future and what changes we should make.
We are still finalising the agenda for the week but updates will be provided from November's Talkfest, St Helens Cares, Shared Care Record and other key areas of work relevant to the local community.
Sessions will last approximately 2 hours and will be held as follows:
Monday 4th February - Rainford Village Hall – 9:30am arrival for a 10:00am start. (Church Rd, Rainford, St Helens, WA11 8HB)
Tuesday 5th February - St Helens Young Carers' Centre – 4:30pm arrival for a 5:00pm start (Fishwick House, 18 Cotham Street, St Helens Town Centre, WA10 1SJ)
Wednesday 6th February - St Ann's Millennium Centre – 9:30am arrival for a 10:00am start. (View Rd, Rainhill, Prescot, L35 0LE)
Wednesday 6th February - Drop in session held at the Smokefree St Helens Hub 2:00 – 3:30pm (Unit 2, The Hardshaw Centre, Church Street, St Helens, WA10 1EB)
Thursday 7th February - Crownway Community Centre – 1:30pm arrival for a 2:00pm start (Crown Street, Earlestown, Newton-le-Willows WA12 9DA)
As well as the sessions above, the team will be attending a number of existing sessions across St Helens such as coffee mornings, library reading groups and Get Together sessions.
If you would like to register for an event please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01744 627596 to book your place stating your name, organisation (if applicable) and the session you would like to attend.
Following on from the community engagement workshop event which took place on Friday 6th July 2018 (Talkfest) we made a commitment to run similar events within each locality throughout the year.
The first of these events will take place during Self-Care Week, week beginning 12th – 18th November at various localities across St Helens.
Localities and times can be seen below. Tea and coffee will be available at each event
North – Monday 12th November – Park Farm ACYP Centre – 9:00am arrival for a 9:30 start – 12:00pm
Town Centre - Tuesday 13th November – The Hope Centre – 1:00pm arrival for a 1:30pm start – 16:00pm
South – Thursday 15th November – Derbyshire Hill Family Community Centre– 5:00pm arrival for a 5:30pm start – 20:00pm.
Haydock and Newton – Friday 16th November – Newton Community Centre – 9:00am arrival for a 9:30 start – 12:00pm
The aim of the events are to engage with community members about bringing health and social care together and how you may want to get involved in this. in this event we will focus on the following three themes:
What is St Helens Cares
St Helens Shared Care Record
What should we engage on next?
If you would like to register for an event in your area please contact email@example.com or 01744 627596 to book your place stating your name, organisation (if applicable) and locality you would like to attend.
We look forward to seeing you then,
Communication and Engagement Team
Maternity Listening Event
Have you accessed maternity services within the last 12 months, are you currently pregnant or are you planning on becoming pregnant soon? Or are you their partner? We will be holding two Maternity Listening Events to capture experiences of maternity services locally
Thursday 15th November, 9am-12pm - St Helens Town Hall
Thursday 22nd November, 6pm-8pm - St Helens Town Hall
Tea and Coffee will be provided.
On the day we want
You to share your experiences of maternity services – what’s working well and what could be better
Your help about how we can personalise your care
Your ideas about how we offer you choice and continuity of care
Your ideas to shape the care we provide out of hospital and the support we offer such as antenatal classes and infant feeding support
Before the day we want
We would like you to share your story about your experience so that we can put together some ‘real life’ case studies for the day
We look forward to seeing you there - babies welcome!
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 18th 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
28th 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.
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 – 3rd September 10.30am – 2.30pm
Church Square – 6th September 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.
World Suicide Prevention Day
Date - 8th September 2018
Time - 11-4pm
Location - Taylor Park
World Suicide Prevention day (WSPD) is held each year on the 10th of September. 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.
Please tell us about any special access or dietary needs you have when you book your place.
Step Out for Stroke
The Stroke Association are holding their annual Step Out sponsored walk to raise vital funds for the Stroke Association.
The walk will be held at Taylor Park, on 21st June 2018 from 10.30am, walk starts at 11.00am from the Boat House.
Funds raised from this walk will help towards improving the lives of 150,000 people affected by stroke each year and their families.
The walk is a fun event aimed at all ages and abilities and many of the participants will be stroke survivors and their family and friends. Stroke Association staff from the local area will be organising the event.
The walk is wheelchair and mobility friendly, and is roughly ½ a mile; however there is no minimum distance to walk.
The event is about looking at what stroke survivors can do, and not what they can’t.
There is a £5.00 registration fee to cover the cost of the T Shirts, however if people prefer please put no charge on your registration form. Please make sure you register before the event so you receive a welcome pack which includes your Step Out t-shirt. There will be certificates and a medal presented to all registered participants.
Please contact us for a registration form on 01744 646160 or if you have any questions.
We look forward to your continuing support on the day.
Dementia Action Week is starting on the 21st May, 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 21st 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.
NHS St Helens Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are reaching out to local residents to talk to them about winter pressures on the NHS including misuse of antibiotics, knowing the right place to go to when you need care quickly and knowing how to best stay well over the winter period.
What: we will be holding a live question time style debate to discuss the winter issues facing St Helens. There will be expert panellists from urgent care, pharmacy, GPs and the voluntary sector.
When: 25th of January 2018
Time: 5.00-6.30 (5-5.30 registration, debate goes live at 5.30-6.30pm) ,
Where: St Helens College, Water Street, St Helens, Merseyside, WA10 1PP
Attendees will also have the chance to sign up to be an Antibiotic Guardian to help support the fight against antibiotic resistance.
If you can't make the event, but would still like to pose a question to our panel, you can do this by emailing us on firstname.lastname@example.org, call us on 01744627 596, or post your question on social media via Facebook or Twitter.
Diabetes - Working with St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, we talked to local Diabetes and carers about their services, what works well and what doesn't work well. We also discussed potential future plans for Diabetes care in St Helens and listened to patient experiences.
St Helens Cares - We needed your help to design a new health and social care system for St Helens that’s affordable and meets the needs of local people.