One You campaign

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Living healthily in midlife can double our chances of being healthy at 70 and beyond!
 
Public Health England have launched a new nationwide campaign which aims to help adults across the country to combat future health problems by encouraging us to make small changes to our lifestyle today. Whether it is eating healthier food, drinking less alcohol, quitting smoking, being more active, trying to sleep better and stress less or simply looking after yourself, making changes in middle age can double our chances of being healthy at 70 and beyond.
 
Modern life makes it hard to be healthy. Without knowing it, by the time we reach our 40s and 50s many of us will have dramatically increased our chances of becoming ill later in life. Whether we are eating the wrong things, drinking more alcohol than we should, continuing to smoke, or just not being active enough, all of these things add up. Our own health is often at the bottom of our list of priorities due to our busy lives. ‘One you’ is here to remind us that our health matters and encourage adults, particularly those in middle age, to take control of own health to enjoy significant benefits now, and in later life. The campaign encourages us to complete a new online quiz that will provide personalised recommendations on improving our health, with tools and advice to help take action where it’s most needed.
 
Download this poster for more details.
 
For more information and to take the online health quiz, go to the website – https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/
 
To see what help and advice is available locally, please visit: https://www.ealing.gov.uk/oneyou

ECN General Meeting

The next ECN General Meeting is on Wednesday 22 June 15.30-17.30 at Southall Town Hall.
At the meeting we will be holding two elections:
One VCS rep on the new LBE Adult Education Governing Body
Two VCS reps on the LBE Children and Young People Emotional Health and Wellbeing Board – (despite its slightly jargon title effectively its a Children and Young People Mental Health Partnership Board )

If you want to stand for either of these positions contact iain@ealingcvs.org.uk for a nomination form

Nominations must be returned by 17 June

Have your say on Opthalmology services!

Help us shape future ophthalmology services in Ealing!
Do you: Experience problems with your eyes? Wear glasses?
Have you: Seen an optician or eye specialist recently? Had eye surgery (e.g. for cataracts)?
If so, we want your views! Whether you are a patient or a carer…. Join us on: Monday 23rd May 2016, Nelson Room, Ealing Town Hall. Refreshments from 6:30pm – 7pm. Engagement 7pm -9pm

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/help-us-shape-future-ophthalmology-services-in-ealing-tickets-25342373722

Improving Mental Health Support for LGBT+ Londoners

You are invited to the following exciting new free event:
Thursday 9th June 2016, 10am-4pm (arrivals from 9.30am), Human Rights Action Centre, Amnesty International, 17 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA (close Old Street and Shoreditch High Street stations)

Are you a provider of mental health support and want to know more about issues facing LGBT+ people? Do you support LGBT+ people and want to understand more about issues related to mental health and well being? Explore how issues related to LGBT+ mental health affect the support you provide. This workshop will help you to Get a deeper and more complex understanding of sexual and gender diversity,  looking beyond the traditional lens of how to work with LGBT+ people. Learn in a safe and supportive space, where you will be able to think about unconscious bias and assumptions and practical steps you can take to improve the support you provide. Facilitated by Jess MacIntyre (Reach Out) and Lee Gale (TM Training).

To book your free place at this event please email hear@reap.org.uk, stating your name, organisation name, organisation postcode and whether or not you have any dietary or access needs.

Ealing Women’s Forum

Ealing Women’s Forum (EWF) was founded in May 2012 in an attempt to bring together local women’s organisations and projects run by women and for women in Ealing. Ealing Women’s Forum is a voluntary sector led organisation set up to offer personal, professional and social development opportunities to women, and women’s organisations. We aim to work in partnership with the Local Authority and CCG to ensure that women have access to good quality services in Ealing.

  • To develop links with local women’s organisations and projects and support
  • To provide a forum for women to voice their concerns and opinions, giving them strength in unity
  • To maintain a directory of services for women
  • Empowering women and women’s organisations
  • Work in partnership and share resources

MEMBERSHIP is open to all women and women’s organisations living or working in Ealing. If you would like to be involved or would like more information please contact Jackie.

A conversation with Ealing’s Women

Do you work with groups of women? Have you got a group of women friends who meet up for coffee? You could be part of the Ealing Women Forum’s exciting new project. We aim to gather Women’s views and thoughts and we want to reach  all women and girls  from different communities and backgrounds. All we need you to do is lead the conversation and take notes or a recording and share it with us by sending it to us at the Ealing Women’s Forum. We aim to celebrate International Day of the Girl on Tuesday 11th October 2016 and International Women’s Day  on Wednesday 8th March 2017 by bringing all the women who have been involved in the project together to have  two  Big Conversations where we will have workshops, pamper sessions, exhibitions and performances just for women. Being part of this project will also lead to your views being heard at a strategic level as we can share consultations and new Local authority and health developments with your groups and get your views, ensuring Women’s needs are understood by the people making decisions about our services.

To join in contact  Jackie.