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Wellbeing Matters

Welcome to 'Wellbeing Matters' the newsletter from the Barnet Wellbeing Service.

Wellbeing Matters brings you fun and helpful ideas & events to keep you cheerful and informed as we exit lockdown. Have a look at our expanded and upgraded website that can tell you all about the many services and wellbeing resources available in Barnet.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the cancer awareness and diabetes prevention events. For more information and resources on these events please visit our website.
 
Wellbeing Programme - 7 Week Course

Starts Tuesday 27th July!
Learn ways to look after your mental health and wellbeing with Meridian's new Wellbeing Programme.

This will take place on Tuesdays 1.30pm to 3pm on Zoom.

There are 7 weekly sessions which are run by one of Meridian's Wellbeing therapists.

To sign up for this 7-Week Wellbeing Programme click here.

Each newsletter, we will bring you 5 activities or ideas based upon the 5 Steps to Wellbeing...
Connect- Discover Barnet Presents 

Have you missed being outdoors? Summer is here and Discover Barnet have a series of Walkabout Performances coming to the town centres of:

  • Golders Green (31 July & 1 Aug)
  • Burnt Oak (7 & 8 Aug) and 
  • West Hendon (14 & 15 Aug). 
There is also the Edgware Community Carnival (21 & 22 Aug), and Barnet Summertime (28 & 29 Aug) - a two-day music festival in Barnet Playing Fields featuring local acts alongside household names!

Numerous Discover Barnet Presents Fringe Festival events are also taking place throughout the summer in partnership with local organisations and groups. Check out the ever-evolving fringe festival programme to see the mix of events and activities.

So what are you waiting for? Visit the website

Be Active- Age UK Charity Golf Day
Love golf? Want to help raise money for a fantastic cause?

Why not go along and enjoy a fab day of golf at South Herts Golf Club on Thursday 2 September and help raise money for the older people Age UK Barnet supports!

Shot gun start at 8.30am, coffee & bacon roll on arrival, a buffet lunch, prizes, raffle & auction! Stableford - individual and team scores with the best 2 from 4 scores counting.

Go along, Have fun, and help raise money for Age UK! You'll find all the details on Age UKs website.
Take Notice- Keeping children safe on the roads

Barnet has joined forces with The London Road Safety Council to launch a road safety campaign aimed at Year 6 children and their parents/carers and teachers. As we come out of lockdown, the roads are busier, children are not used to increased traffic and may have forgotten the Green Cross Code. They may be travelling to secondary school along new routes with friends, or on their own. The danger of children being involved in road traffic accidents may increase at this time.

Lets all help to keep our children safe!

Download the free illustrated guidebook here: itsajungleoutthere.info 

Learn- Bereavement Training

Unfortunately most of us have had to deal with a bereavement and this has been something that many have had to deal with during the pandemic. 
 
Mind in Enfield and Barnet is delivering a free Bereavement Awareness Online Training to the community who work and support those who are bereaved. The training starts at 9.30am until 11.30am. 

This is a great opportunity to learn how to support yourself and those who have lost their loved ones.  

Dates available: 4th Aug, 22nd Sept, 20th and the 10th Nov.
 
Register by emailing your interest to bereavement@mindeb.org.uk   
Give- Your voice on mental health services in Barnet

Have you accessed mental health services in Barnet? Do you want to share your experiences of using these services? Barnet Voice Forum is preparing a paper on people’s experiences of mental Health services in Barnet.

This survey has been designed by Inclusion Barnet to collect data for a position paper being created by the Barnet Voice Forum. The paper will focus on people's experiences of mental health services in Barnet, and particularly on what happens when these services close.

This is great opportunity to share your views on services and help to improve them in the future.

You can complete their survey here
Vaccinations in Barnet and North Central London

To date the NHS have given over 1.7 million jabs in NCL.

This is a reminder that the NHS are offering walk-in appointments at some of our large vaccination centres and PCN sites. A list of which venues are currently offering a walk-in service is available here and will be updated daily. All adults can also still book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment at any of our large vaccination centres or pharmacy sites online at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or by calling 119.

Please note, the vaccine bus is still in operation. Please visit here for more info:
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How to stop the spread of coronavirus in 30 different languages

If you have Long COVID or live with someone who has Long COVID, please complete the Long COVID Survey contact Healthwatch Barnet to arrange a 1-2-1 telephone call.   

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