Health Awareness Day- Family Fun Day Out
7th September 2013 from 11am – 4pm
Venue: The City Academy, Russell Town Avenue, Bristol, BS5 9JH
The below is a summary of the activities taking place on the day. It is a family event and children are welcome.
Please arrive by 10:45am to attend the launch of the event. We are very honoured to have distinguished guests present at giving speeches. All our guests are great role models for all especially for young people.
Launch of the event from 11am to 12 noon
Kelechi Nnoaham – Service Director for Public Health
Kelechi Nnoaham has a background in clinical medicine. His career has taken him most recently to consultancy in public health in Berkshire where he focused on health protection and public health intelligence, whilst providing public health training to specialty trainees and Foundation Year 2 doctors.
Having completed a PhD in Public Health at the University of Oxford, Kelechi continues to undertake voluntary research in:
- Predictive modelling of UK fiscal policy and chronic diseases
- Secondary research synthesis and women’s health.
As co-founder of the Public Health Foundation of Nigeria, Kelechi’s international voluntary work includes designing and delivering capacity building projects for public health in those countries.
The Lord Mayor of Bristol Faruk Choudhury
Mr Choudhury, a Labour councillor for Easton ward, is also the youngest person ever to become Lord Mayor at the age of 38 as well as the first Asian and first Bangladeshi to fill the role.
His special campaign this year is to encourage people to give blood and register as organ donors.
Shaheen Chaudhry, High Sheriff
Believed to be first Asian female to be appointed to this role. She founded the organisation now called Health Links to improve access to healthcare whose the first language is not English and was a director of the organisaton for 16 years. Dr Shaheen Chaidhury also is a lay member on mental health tribunals across South West.
In her present role as High Sheriff she is raising awareness of young people suffering from mental health issues and to be a facilitator to allow people to talk to one another.
We also have opportunity to attend one of the following workshops. Both workshops will help us to support those who may need help in overcoming small or big life challenges or experience difficulties in overcoming challenges. These workshops will equip us to give something back to our community.
12:15 – 13:15 Emotional Wellbeing: How can we look after ourselves and others? Workshop 1
13:15 – 14:15 Emotional Wellbeing: How can we look after ourselves and others? Workshop (repeat)
12:15 – 14:00 Opening Doors to Good Health
There are other workshops equally interested as per attached fliers. We appreciate it is not possible to attend all the workshops. Please take opportunity to attend a few.
‘workshop’ on dementia and social inclusion in faith communities, introducing thinking around dementia and social inclusion,
There are many more activities for children and adults including Free Health Checks.
Doctor Bike (Fun for kids making their own smoothie generating power cycling a stationary Bicycle). Does your Bicycle need fixing. Bring it along for Doctor Bike to fix.
Please bring the event to the attention of your community members, friends and family. We are aware the best way to communicate to grassroots is through word of mouth. You are better placed to help us in promoting the event.