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.