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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 & articles to keep you cheerful and informed during lockdown and beyond. Have a look at our expanded and upgraded website that can tell you all about the many services and wellbeing resources available in Barnet.
 
Event 
CommUNITY Barnet and Barnet Mencap are hosting a Cancer Awareness and Wellbeing event. We will be joined by health professionals from Barnet and North Central London to discuss the importance of cancer awareness and screening but also to discuss and hear from the public about their concerns, questions or anxieties around cancer, screening and accessing their GP and the NHS currently. We hope that you can join us!

WEDNESDAY 21ST JULY AT 2.30PM
Online: (ZOOM) Link: here  
Website: here

Event 
Come along and pick up some top tips on Diabetes prevention and understand the risks associated with Diabetes and how you can reduce them.

Find out about the Healthier You programme, we have a coach from the programme and a GP on the panel to answer any clinical questions you may have. We also want to hear from you and how you have managed.

When: July 22, 7-8 pm​

Where: Zoom, register here and we will send you a link nearer the time. 

Website: here


Each newsletter, we will bring you 5 activities or ideas based upon the 5 Steps to Wellbeing...
Discover Barnet Presents - be part of it!
This July to September, Barnet Council is launching Discover Barnet Presents, a brand new programme of festivals, events and activities for summer 2021!  Discover Barnet Presents is community focussed, and aims to celebrate and support the unique local talent, diverse communities, and local businesses that make Barnet a great place to live. The council is seeking individuals, organisations or businesses who want to get involved and be part of the programme, starting with opportunities to be part the Community Carnivals in North Finchley (24 - 25 July) and Edgware (20 - 22 August).Visit the website to find out more, download the information pack and register your interest here.
 
Age UK- Finding Your Feet Service
Do you know an older person who's been stuck indoors and is still feeling a bit nervous about going outside? Why not recommend them Age UKs free Finding Your Feet service! This aims to give people the confidence to get back out again. Their walking buddy volunteers are trained to encourage and support people back to where they were before the pandemic. If you or anyone you know are interested please Contact rebecca.bayne@ageukbarnet.org.uk if you'd like to refer someone to the service. Or Contact lisa.robbins@ageukbarnet.org.uk if you'd like to volunteer as a walking buddy.

Website with further information: here
Share your views about remote GP appointments
Many of us have had to participate in GP appointments online instead of face to face appointments. Healthwatch Barnet is asking Barnet residents for their views on remote GP consultations and wants to hear about the experiences of people suffering from Long Covid. Your help and input will be used to improve local health care services and support. If you would like to share your views, you can complete the surveys via the link below. You can also contact Healthwatch Barnet to arrange a 1-2-1 telephone interview or focus group.Click here for the link to the remote GP consultations survey  Click here for link to the long covid survey. If you would like any assistance in completing the survey or would like it in another format, please contact info@healthwatchbarnet.co.uk or call 020 3475 1308.
Eat a banana! Get off Twitter! How to be more productive at work!
The pandemic has taken its toll on us all, especially when it comes to work. Getting stuff done is hard. Getting stuff done while there is a pandemic rumbling on is almost impossible! It can be a struggle to summon the energy to get through a list of tasks. But fear not! Change is still within our grasp. Here are some productivity tips from the experts. 

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Hate crime and your community
Unfortunately, many individuals and groups in our society are still being subjected to racial and religious hatred. The rise of the digital age has amplified the problem, but there are ways to deal with racial and religious hatred. SAFE shares CST’s security knowledge with groups outside the Jewish community that are vulnerable to violent extremism or hate crime. This will include people who regularly attend a place of worship, and in particular community leaders, managers of places of worship and people who wish to become involved in making their community and place of worship as safe as possible. To register please visit here
Vaccinations in Barnet and North Central London

To date the NHS have given over 1.55 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.

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