Self Care Week 2019Last year Living Well won the prestigious National Self Care Week Award and this year we are aiming for our events to be even bigger and better!
Come and help us celebrate Self Care Week from 18-24 November, the theme for 2019 is ‘Think Self Care for Life’.
We have some great events planned across Bradford district, there’s no need to book and they are all free - you can find us at:
Airedale Shopping Centre, Keighley BD21 3QQ
Monday 18 & Tuesday 19 November 10am – 2pm
Kirkgate Shopping Centre, Bradford BD1 1TQ
Wednesday 20 & Friday 22 November 10am – 2pm
Broadway Shopping Centre, Bradford BD1 1JR
Thursday 21 & Friday 22 November 10am – 2pm
Living Well advisors will be at these events to give everyone a warm welcome, lots of helpful information, free health MOTs and freebies to help people to look after themselves and stay well. The Pulse Radio events team will also be attending with music and fun for everyone to enjoy.
Living Well starts with staying well so we are asking everyone to join the Make One Change Challenge. The challenge involves making small changes to our everyday lives that can add up to make a big impact on people’s health and wellbeing. The changes are simple and easy to make; maybe cut down on sugar or alcohol, exercise more, watch less TV, or make more time to spend with family and friends. Living Well weekly planners will be offered to everyone at our events free of charge, these show ideas to help people get started. We are asking everyone to use #MakeOneChange on social media to tell us about the changes they are planning to make - we would love to hear about them!
Keighley's Town Mayor will attend the event at Airedale Shopping Centre on Monday 18th November at 11.30am and The Lord Mayor of Bradford will be attending the event at Broadway Shopping Centre on Thursday 21st November at 12.30pm.
Some of the partners supporting our events include; Keighley Healthy Living - a charity offering advice and activities for everyone living in the Keighley area. Positive Minds - raising awareness of mental health issues faced by older people, linking them to support services and social groups. Groundworks, Green Doctors/Warm Homes Healthy People - advising ways to reduce energy costs and giving free independent energy advice. Sharing Voices Bradford - aiming to reduce mental health and related inequalities through community development in partnership with Black Minority Ethnic (BME) communities. Bevan Healthcare improving health and wellbeing particularly for vulnerable groups. Carers’ Resource supporting for all carers, no matter what their age, race, religion or needs. Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Dieticians will be promoting education programmes for people with diabetes particularly targeting South Asian communities. BEEP (Bradford Encouraging Exercise in People) helping people to become more active, more often with an exercise referral programme offering support and discounted exercise options for people referred by their GP or health professional.
Second year pharmacy students from the University of Bradford are also supporting events across the district and delivering self care messages to staff and students in the University.
Come and join us!