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New fellows sought to help improve population health in West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership’s Improving Population Health Fellowship is back for a second year, and is looking for more fellows to help make a positive difference.

If you want to find out more, we are hosting two events on 8 and 23 November from 2pm to 3:30pm. Contact verity.phillips3@nhs.net and caroline.andrews16@nhs.net for an invitation.

You can also visit our website for more information.

The Improving Population Health Fellowship, which is part of West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (WY HCP) expands on the successful first year of the Health Equity Fellowship, launched in 2021. The Health Equity Fellowship saw 33 fellows from health and care sectors carry out projects aimed at tackling health inequalities, including projects targeting children’s health, mentoring people and self-managing diabetes.

We are now looking for a total of 70 fellows across four different areas of the Improving Population Health Fellowship:

  • Health Equity: 30 fellows
  • Adversity Trauma and Resilience: 30 fellows
  • Suicide Prevention: five fellows
  • Climate Change: five fellows

Dr Sohail Abbas, Deputy Medical Director, NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board and Chair of the Health Inequalities Network, for WY HCP said: “We are delighted to launch year two of our fellowship now even bigger than before. If you are passionate about making a real difference to our local communities this could be the programme for you. That might be about tackling health inequalities, addressing barriers that people affected by trauma can experience when accessing services, protecting our environment or helping to prevent suicide.”

Being a fellow involves working on a project relevant to your fellowship theme and delivering it in your workplace, or by joining a system-wide initiative across West Yorkshire. Fellows will need to dedicate a day each week to carry out the fellowship training (mainly delivered virtually) and the project work.

The Fellowship will run from March 2023 to March 2024. We welcome applications from all health and care sectors, including community and voluntary colleagues across West Yorkshire.

Robin Tuddenham, Place Lead for Calderdale and joint Chair of the Improving Population Health Programme Board said: “The fellowship is designed to attract applicants that are representative of the communities we serve. Last year we saw some fantastic projects being delivered and, in some cases, expanded to other areas helping to create more equitable health and care systems and reduce health inequalities. This year we look forward to welcoming 70 more fellows with new ideas, tactics and perspectives to pioneer change and meet our ambitions.”

Applications are open from 7 November and close on 9 December. To apply all you need to do is complete a statement of interest. The Fellowship is open to all primary, secondary, community and voluntary sector colleagues across West Yorkshire irrespective of current job role, grade or profession.

Aziz-ur Rehman, a Health Equity Fellow from year one, said: “This is the first time I have been valued for my overall knowledge around the wider health agenda and I felt totally comfortable with every aspect of the fellowship. It is certainly not there to trip you up but to nurture what you have and make it usef

Shelf Wellbeing Community Next Coffee Morning Oct 27 and Newsletter

There is plenty going on with the Shelf Wellbeing Community Group.

The next Coffee Morning will take place on Thursday October 27th from 10am to 12pm

at Shelf Medical Centre. Everyone welcome!

Please find the October Newsletter of Shelf Wellbeing Community Group. Find information about their wellbeing walks, Halloween themed coffee morning at Witchfield Grange and more!

 

Shelf Wellbeing Community Group
f : https://www.facebook.com/groups/254869462676802/
e : cathryn2304@aol.com
t : 01274 677400

UKHSA warns parents not to miss children’s vaccinations

The following is an excerpt. Find full press release here :

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is urging parents and guardians to ensure their children are up to date with all their routine childhood immunisations including polio and measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccinations. This comes as new data shows vaccination coverage for young children fell last year for virtually all programmes.

Vaccination rates have fallen over several years and additional disruption caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, beginning in March 2020, is likely to have caused some of the decreases in vaccine coverage seen in 2020 to 2021 and 2021 to 2022 compared to earlier years.

It is important vaccination coverage is recovered as soon as possible to levels recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) of 95% for all childhood immunisation programmes to help prevent the spread of avoidable serious – and sometimes deadly – diseases such as measles and polio.

Since the introduction of the measles vaccine in 1968 it is estimated that 20 million measles cases and 4,500 deaths have been prevented in the UK.

Measles is highly contagious so even a small decline in MMR uptake can lead to a rise in cases. Since international travel has resumed closer to pre-pandemic levels, it is more likely that measles will be brought in from countries that have higher levels of the disease and cause outbreaks.

Measles can lead to complications such as ear infections, pneumonia, and inflammation of the brain which require hospitalisation and on rare occasions can lead to long term disability or death.

The NHS is running a MMR catch-up campaign so some parents may be contacted directly.

Read full story at GOV.uk

Wellbeing Week 2022: 10-16 October 2022

Wellbeing Week 2022: 10-16 October 2022World Mental Health Day (October 10th) is an opportunity to focus on our mental health and wellbeing and spread awareness about the importance of looking after it.  Research shows that there are five simple things we can do to boost our mental health and wellbeing, these are called the Five Ways to Wellbeing.

Connect || Be Active || Take Notice || Keep Learning || Give

The Links between Inequality, anxiety and stress – Professor Richard Wilkinson 10.30 -11.30amRichard Wilkinson is a researcher in social inequalities in health and co-founder of the Equality Trust. He is emeritus professor of public health at the University of Nottingham and co-author, with Kate Pickett, of The Inner Level: How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone’s Wellbeing.We are really pleased that Richard has agreed to join us today as we mark World Mental Health Day.  Please join Richard at 10.30am on the zoom link below as he talks about his research and the links between inequality, anxiety & stress.  Join here at 10.30amArt of Brilliance’s Andy Cope is facilitating a virtual workshop ‘Shift Happens be the change’ 2pm -3pmJoin here at 2pmState of Mind Sport – ‘Mental Health Awareness’Join here at 11amMeeting ID: 815 4839 5607 Passcode: 756227Wellbeing ‘Take 30 minutes’ We all have busy lives, but it is so important for our mental health and wellbeing to take time out and be active.  So, whether it’s a walk, wheel, ride, run or ramble we can all take an additional 30 minutes this week for fresh air and activity – to help us develop better habits and reduce our screen time.What did you do? Share a photo of your activity or the view you enjoyed Share your ‘Take 30’ views

Updated Wellbeing PagesGood mental health is essential to living happy and healthy lives.  Our Wellbeing pages have been updated with new workshops, resources, new ‘Midday Me Time’ dates and venues.  All aiming to support everyday wellbeing themed under the Five Ways to Wellbeing and running through October and November.   For more details, dates, times, links or booking instructions please go to our wellbeing page on the intranetDon’t miss:Health drop-ins – Nurse-led clinic for basic health checks, advice and guidance on a range of issues whether mental health or physical health. 12 October 9.00am – 12.30pm & Monday 17 October 13.00 – 16.30pm both drop-in  ​​​​​​​Princess Buildings, John Leeming room Andy’s Man Club 12 October meet Andrew Greenway Project Development as he talks about the vital support work Andy’s Man Club facilitateJoin Zoom Meeting 10am 12 OctoberMeeting ID: 832 9678 0383 Passcode: 305124 Menopause, Cognition and Mood sessions – Interactive group session on managing changes to mood and brain fog symptoms. It will also provide an opportunity to find out what has/hasn’t worked for people.  18 October 10 am and 28 October 10am please book on through ITRENTArt Of Brilliance ‘Brilliant strengths’ 4 November is a journey of self-strength-discovery. In our signature fun and interactive way, we will re-kindle inherent strengths – and uncover new ones.  The result is revitalised and re-energised individuals who are able to operate as a high-performance team.  Book on through ITRENTMeet the Staff Networks – an opportunity to drop in and meet representatives from the staff networks, chat, and find out a bit more about the inclusion work staff led networks focus on.  Click here to join the meetingGo to our Wellbeing page for our full updated programme.

Grants of up to £5,000 to eligible Voluntary Sector organisations 

Grants of up to £5,000 to eligible Voluntary Sector organisations who are looking to trial a new idea or project or continue existing projects especially around

1) homelessness and housing
2) poverty and disadvantage
3) mental health and wellbeing
4) community cohesion.

Visit https://cffc.co.uk/general-grants-round-2022-2/ for full information and application criteria

Application Deadline: 31st October 2022

Join the Healthy Minds Volunteer Team!

Charities in the voluntary sector are facing more and more challenging times, and we need our incredible volunteers now more than ever.We have THREE different volunteering opportunities at Healthy Minds, one of them could be right up your street!💭 Befriending Volunteer for our Like Minds Peer Support Project, supporting a peer to improve their mental health.💭 Walk Leaders for our Walks for Wellbeing programme💭 Volunteers for our Time Out project for children and young people, helping to deliver mental health education workshops in schools.Interested? Please pop Cath an email or call/text:cath@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk07960 972685

Become a Volunteer for Healthy Minds!