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BOOST DAY is this Thursday 2nd December and is a day where you’ll see a mass media campaign takeover promoting the uptake of vaccines ahead of the festive season and there are a range of resources to support this on the Campaign Resource Centre (CRC). BOOST DAY will drive mass awareness and momentum around the importance of boosting your immunity this winter.

Messaging encourages those eligible to book their vaccines as soon as possible so we can all enjoy the festivities safely with our loved ones. This includes both flu and COVID-19 boosters, the evergreen offer for anyone still to get their 1st and 2nd doses of COVID-19 vaccine and second doses for 16-17-year olds. We welcome you all to get involved and use the BOOST DAY materials to make this day as big a success as possible.
 
Other new campaign material that you might have missed includes:

 
Winter Vaccinations
Covid-19 Health Behaviours
Hannukah Social Statics - For those who have not seen the new Festivals and Celebrations assets that went up on the 25th Nov - Hannukah runs until Dec 6 so there is still time to use these social media resources.
You can also find a helpful guide to navigating our Campaign Resource Centre (CRC).

Self Help / Self-referral

iCope: Camden and Islington Psychological Therapies Service

Patients can be referred to this service by their GP or they can call the self-referral phone number 0303 123 1000.

iCope has a new website www.icope.nhs.uk .

Self-Referral: http://icope.nhs.uk/self-referral/ .

The website has been designed to help people self-refer to their services and to provide information.

Individuals who may be wary about speaking to friends, family or professionals about depression and anxiety can visit the iCope website and find information about a range of problems.

Features of the site include:

  • Easy access to information
  • A range of self-help materials and video links
  • Intelligent search facility
  • A self-referral form within the website, enabling easy access to our service
  • Translated materials
  • Opportunity for feedback from service users

  

Your health, your way

Click here for your NHS guide to long-term conditions and self care.

 

Expert Patients Programme and Diabetes Self-Management Programme Courses

Do you have a health problem?  Want to live healthy and feel more in control?

 

Try one of Self-Management courses

Take part in a free six-week course that can help you cope with your health condition, find solutions to common problems and feel more in control.  If your life has been affected by arthritis, chronic fatigue, depression, diabetes, heart disease, pain or any other long-term condition – or if you care for someone with health problems – this course can help you.

 

By taking part you can learn how to:-

-          Manage symptoms including pain and fatigue

-          Cope with depression or low mood

-          Deal with stress and worry

-          Communicate better with family and friends

-          Develop confidence to take more control of your condition and improve your health

-          Come away with practical tips and techniques you can put into place for yourself

 

Upcoming courses

Expert Patient Programme – suitable for people with any long term condition (next course starts 30th January at St Mary’s, Upper Street)

Diabetes Self- Management Course – suitable for people with Type 2 Diabetes (next courses start 7th February near Archway and Saturday’s from 17th February near Angel)

 

To book onto a course

Places are limited and need to be booked in advance.  Call 020 7527 1189

 

Linda Gaskell

Self-Management Co-ordinator

Self- Management Support and Behaviour Change

Whittington Health| 1st Floor | Partnership Primary Care Centre

331 Camden Rd | London | N7 0SL

T: 020 7527 1189 | E: linda.gaskell1@nhs.net

ICSU: Patient Access, Prevention & Planned Care

 

'New Beginnings' Mental Health Course.

 The New Beginnings Mental Health Course is also run by the Expert Patient Programme. It is a FREE self-management course made up of 7 weekly sessions each lasting 2 hours 30mins and is aimed at people living with, or in recovery from, a mental health problem.

The maximum number of people attending each course is 12.

The course introduces many topics and activities to enable you to manage and adapt to the problems you may encounter in daily living.

The course is run by trained facilitators who have experience and an understanding of mental health conditions. 

Free 7-week course aimed at people living with, or in recovery from, a mental health problem.

The course introduces many topics and activities to enable people to manage and adapt to the problems they may encounter in daily living.

For more information phone 020 7527 1189

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Samira Project:

Samira Project is an Islington based BAMER (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee) Violence against Women and Girls project.

It provides crisis intervention for BAMER women who are survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence and Harmful Practices (forced marriage, 'honour' based violence, FGM etc).

They offer:

  • risk assessment aqnd safety planning
  • advice and advocacy
  • referrals and signposting to other appropriate agencies 

The service is confidential (unless there is a risk of significant harm to a child or an adult).

For more information contact Samira Project workers on:
   020 7354 1359 (Mon-Wed) - Imece Women's Centre
   

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10 Steps toward healthy feet for Diabetics:

1.  Make sure that you attend your annual foot review

2.  Know your risk - you should be told at the end of your annual foot review

3.  Are your feet at increased risk, make sure you have been referred to a specialist

4.  Check your feet every day for any signs of redness, pain, damage to the skin or  

     build up of hard skin

5.  Be aware of any loss of sensation in your feet

6.  Touch the toes test - ask a family member or friend to do this simple test

7.  Look after your toenails

8.  Avoid using corn removing plasters or blades as these may damage your skin

9.  Always wear well-fitting shoes and don't wear shoes with bare feet

10. Maintain good glucose control

 

Don’t Bottle It Up

If you’re concerned about your drinking habits you can take a quick test at www.dontbottleitup.org.uk. to check if your putting yourself at risk. In two minutes it assesses your drinking habits and gives you free tailored advice and details of local support services if needed.

 

 

 

 



 
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