ISSUE: 9, DATE: 09/06/2014 Maternity Services Liaison Committee Welcome to the weekly newsletter from Social Action For Health. Keeping informed on all that is happening. Inside this issue: MSLC Advice Projects Good moves YPI Forthcoming event On the 13th May, SAfH, alongside MSLC, hosted the One Stop Shop parents session, in partnership with the Tower Hamlets CCG and Barts. The event was well attended by more than 65 people and among them were professionals and local mothers some of whom were pregnant and others who had babies in the last year or so. We also invited a number of maternity health organisations which held information stalls. The work shops were very engaging and the mothers had a lot to say, offering rich conversation and some of them didn’t even want to leave despite the fact that lunch was being served. “Thank you so much for inviting me. I really benefited from coming today. Well done to you”. Halima Volunteering Social Action for Health (SAfH) is a dynamic community development organisation, based in East London, working with marginalised communities. We engage with up to 15,000 people a year through our locally based projects. Read more... Make A Donation SAfH is a community development charity, which works alongside marginalised local people and their communities towards justice, equality, better health and wellbeing. We could do more if we had more money. Only 14% of our income goes on running the organisation so 86% of our funds directly reach local people. Read More... Contact SAFH Tower Hamlets Registered Office:The Brady Centre 192 Hanbury Street London E1 5HU Tel: 020 7426 5370 Fax: 020 7247 7447 Hackney Office:Unit A (First Floor) Ment House 1B Mentmore Terrace Hackney London E8 3DQ Tel: 020 8510 1970 eMail Web Advice Projects The Advice Team (Carly/James/Soumojit/Ruzina) has been working on simplifying the monitoring form used by advisors. This has now been finalised and distributed. We delivered 2 training sessions in Hackney which were attended by 14 Advisors across all three advice projects, THHAL (Tower Hamlets project in GP Surgeries) HIAC (Hackney project in GP Surgeries) and the new HAP Project (Hackney project in community centres/own base). Issues that Advisors are currently dealing with are problems surrounding Job Seekers Allowance, Sanctions, ESA appeals, people failing medical tests, language barriers and issues regarding the medical impacts to people’s wellbeing, such as stress, depression, anxiety and hopelessness. The Limehouse project firmly believes that the local community are being badly impacted by the implementation of Universal Credit Benefit. Homelessness has increased by 105%, in Tower Hamlets, in social housing, due to rent arrears, benefit caps, bedroom tax and eviction. “Body, love like a mountain, heart like the ocean, mind like the sky” Facebook Forthcoming Event ISSUE: 9, DATE: 09/06/2014, PAGE: ISSUE:2 9, DATE: 09/06/2014, PAGE: 2 Good Moves Shahjalal , Brayford and Hardford surgeries Network Team had a meeting last month and they invited me to give a brief talk about our Good Moves project. YOUR SAY, YOUR DAY Talking Therapies: The Importance of being heard, to help us heal Guest Speakers Question and Answers session Free dinner Workshops to share experiences I explained what Good Moves is, how we work in the community and what our targets are. They also asked me lots of questions about how we can help their patients and what we expect from them. All that attended agreed to work with the Good Moves team by referring their patients to our courses. In particular, they thought that we would be able to provide the extra support, needed for their Diabetic patients, to control their sugar levels and empowering them to take control of their own health. Shahida, Good Moves Project Youth and Philanthropy Initiative Thursday 12 June 2014 2.00pm—5.30pm The Brady Arts Centre 192-192 Hanbury Street London E1 5HU For further information : Tel: 0207 377 9353 [email protected] Celebration Event Thursday 12th June 2014 10.30am—2.00pm Mile End Ecology Pavilion Grove Road London E3 5TW Free Health Checks Information Stalls Lunch Fun activities & Workshops Awards Ceremony Sign up to Local Services For further information: Tel: 0208 980 6440 [email protected] Www.myweigh.org.uk As some of you may be aware, we have recently had 2 visits from students of Frederick Bremer Secondary School in Walthamstow. The girls were researching SAfH and the work we do and had to put forward their ideas about what we would be able to spend the winning prize of £3,000 on. The girls were very passionate about raising awareness of Mental Health and the issues it raises with teenagers. On Thursday evening they performed their presentation in front of over 100 parents, student, teachers and Community Group members. Lucy, China, Dilan and Casella did a fantastic job and were awarded 2nd place. They were commended for the film they showed about People’s Network and its members. We hope to be able to screen the presentation to SAfH staff and the PN members soon. WELL DONE GIRLS! Over the course of My Weigh (20 cohorts over 4 years) we have had 3,043 participants join the programme with a collective weight loss of 5,665.68kg!
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