Community Health Week

Douglas and Coalburn

19 - 23 September 2016

Lots of free health activities will be on offer in Douglas and Coalburn as part of our Community Health Week. From line dancing to therapies, wood carving, cooking, mindfulness and laughter yoga, there is something for everyone.

Health Week launches the “Community Health Matters” project which aims to reduce isolation and loneliness within our rural area. Many villages lack the opportunity for people to meet and socialise so part of the project is to find out what people want and need. Health Week aims to encourage people to get out and about and take part in the community consultation element of the project.

The Community Health Matters project is working with Douglasdale Medical Practice, Douglas St Brides and Coalburn Miners Welfare Charitable Society. Many other local organisations are also getting involved in Health Week including Douglas Universal Connections, Ladyholme Cottage Hospital, Employment Enterprise and Coalburn Leisure Centre.

Information on free activities can be found here - Coalburn Health Week / Douglas Health Week.

There are volunteering opportunities too – could you help someone who is lonely to get out and about in their community, or are you interested in becoming a walk leader or becoming a Community Health Champion, letting people know about health promotion campaigns? Do you have a skill or passion which you could contribute to the project? Please come along and let us know!

During Health Week, there will be collection boxes in all venues for donations of old spectacles. These will be recycled by Vision Aid Overseas to support their work in developing countries.

Community Health Week runs from Monday 19th – Friday 23rd September. All activities are free but booking is highly recommended to avoid disappointment. 

For more information, contact Wendy at Healthy Valleys on 01555 880666.