Brent Health Matters – the programme that looks to address health inequalities in the borough – was just one of the featured stalls at the Health and Wellbeing Event held on Thursday 17 March at Brent Civic Centre.
A host of Public Health and commissioned services from a range of health providers in the borough gathered together to impart information about how they could help residents live healthy rewarding lives.
Mini Health Checks were available from a clinical team, and there were a number of interactive information stalls covering everything from Covid-19, mental wellbeing, oral health, dementia, sexual health, tobacco cessation and diabetes, to details of the physical activity offer in the borough, including walking and parks programmes, and even a cargo bike.
Representatives from organisations active in the borough included BeeZee Bodies weight loss service, New Beginnings addiction recovery service, the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust responsible for local mental health services and the Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust that provides community health services.
Community Champions and Health Educators were also on hand to discuss their work as part of the Brent Health Matters programme. The programme works hard to bring together Council and NHS partners to work with the community to tackle health inequality issues, with an emphasis on listening to the community and adapting what we do to the needs they highlight.
Future health and wellbeing events are planned for:
- The Library at Willesden Green, 95 High Road, Willesden, NW10 2SF, on Friday 8 April, 11am-4pm.
- London Tamil Centre, 253, East Lane, Wembley, HAO 3NN, on Tuesday 12 April, 11am-4pm.
- Mandhata Youth and Community Centre, 20A Rosemead Avenue, Wembley, HA9 7EE, on Sunday 24 April, 11am-4pm.