TDC youth health workers and BME community navigators and community workers linked up with CCG engagement staff and GP practice staff and patients from St Peter’s, Albion St, Park Crescent, Ardingly, Arch Healthcare & Pavilion. The organisers invited voluntary sector services that they believed could benefit their patients’ wellbeing to the wellness market, these services included Cascade Creative Recovery, Oasis Project, Carers Centre, Albion in the Community, Speak Out, Carousel, Mind & Mind Out, Local Authority Health Trainers & travel advisors and Brighton Table Tennis Club. One speak out volunteer told us “It was great to link up with the GP services and talk to people who could benefit from our advocacy service”.
On Saturday 25th May, we took part in a Health and Wellbeing event at Brighton’s Open Market. The event was a chance for residents from across the city to come and meet their local health organisations and find out how to be well, healthy and happy.
It is hoped to build this event into a central health forum to help services and residents network on health projects. If you are interested in getting involved contact Kirsty Walker, TDC’s Director of Neighbourhoods on 01273 234769 or at [email protected]