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Community Health and Wellbeing Festival

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group and Macmillan Cancer Support are working together on a Health & Wellbeing Festival. The event, which is on Thursday 25 Oct from 2-4:30pm, is open to anyone, not just those affected by cancer.

The Festival will provide information, signposting and contacts within the many organisations and services available within West Lancashire.

The voluntary, charitable and health sectors will be available under one roof, to offer support and information. They will be offering a wide range of services relating to wellbeing, not just traditional health services.

The aim is to support and empower people to self-manage their condition, increase their knowledge of local services and reduce anxiety about where to get help.

There will be talks on fatigue, stress management and anxiety, the importance of staying active, healthy eating and weight management. Visitors can try out complementary therapies, have a blood pressure checks and maybe win a ‘pamper hamper’.

The event will be held West Lancs College, College Way, Skelmersdale, WN8 6DX. To find out more call 01695 656533 or email Soh-tr.macmillanwestlancs@nhs.net.

Stalls include: Arts for Wellbeing by Divine Days, healthy diets advice from WLBC, Active West Lancashire, carers support from WLCVS & NCompass, benefits advice, medicines management, Quit Squad, Crossroads, AGEUK, Mooney & Everett Solicitors, Twinkle House and the Lancashire Wellbeing Service, Macmillan Information & Support Services, Wiltshire Foods and many more. Health services will include specialist nurses & Queenscourt Hospice.

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