Free fun activity day to mark launch of exciting new health initiative

Pennine-Care-LogoSADDLEWORTH RESIDENTS are invited to the exciting launch of a new scheme to help people to better manage their own health and that of the people they care for.

On Friday, May 29, the free drop-in activity day will be held by Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust at Talking Point Conference and Exhibition Centre, Scouthead from 10am to 4pm.

People can come along and find out more about ‘My Health My Community’ and a brand new app and website named Sugar3 for children with type 1 diabetes.

Visitors of all ages can also enjoy a short massage, cuddle with cats, rabbits and guinea pigs from Noah’s A.R.T, try their hand at rag rugging and get crafty with pom-pom animals. A free picnic lunch will be on offer.

The My Health My Community programme has been jointly developed by service users, carers and professionals to ensure people have the confidence, skills and knowledge to improve their own health and wellbeing.

There are a number of initiatives which sit under the My Health My Community ‘umbrella’ including:

  • Community courses:  These are offered on a whole range of topics including self-care, mental wellbeing, specific conditions and skills for carers and have been developed in partnership with the University of Manchester
  • An overarching My Health My Community website: This will contain a range of educational modules, personal trackers, health tools, community resources and information
  • Sugar3 website and app for children with type 1 diabetes:  This will provide advice, videos, and much more to help children better manage their condition
  • A children’s asthma app: This is currently being developed with health professionals and children who have asthma, to ensure it meets their needs

Kirsty Marshall, from Pennine Care, is the Clinical Programme Manager for My Health My Community and a District Nurse.

She said:  “We are all really proud of the My Health My Community programme, which has taken many months of hard work from service users, carers and staff.

“They have developed an amazing scheme that will support the whole community.”

To book a place phone 0161 716 3396 or email mhmc.penninecare@nhs.net

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