Dragons Voice

Dragons Voice

Community run radio show for the Chinese speaking community.

Benefit of health promotion

Health promotion supports personal and social development and enables people to take more control over their own health. Providing information and screening are some examples of health promotion. Giving people access to relevant and accurate health information puts them in a better position to make healthier choices for prevention and self-management of conditions. Qualitative data shows that opportunistic and community-based screening opportunities can reach people who would not have accessed screening otherwise.


Ardwick & Longsight

Project team

Neighbourhood Health Workers (Yasmin Holgeth, Nico Dhillon)

Wai Yin society

Dragons Voice


Disseminate health information, support and reducing feelings of isolation to the Chinese speaking community in Manchester.


“We interviewed about 18 people about their experiences of moving to the UK and used their stories to make our 20 minutes plays complete with sound effects. It was a massive piece of work.”


The show is growing in popularity. The group are in the process of becoming a constituted group. They have been awarded a £500 grant from Manchester Wellbeing Fund to continue to support their radio show’s next project “Connection with melody”.

The group seeks to enable Chinese community members who have experienced isolation and loneliness to come together to discuss and express their feelings in creative ways.

Strategic links to local/national policies



Empowers people

Healthy Lives, Healthy People (HM Government, 2010)

NHS Five Year Forward View (Department of Health, 2014)

Supports prevention

Greater Manchester Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

The Manchester Prevention Programme

Supports self-care and self-management of conditions

Make Every Contact Count (Future Forum, Department of Health, 2011)

Taking Charge of our Health and Social Care in Greater Manchester (GMCA, 2015)

Manchester’s Self-Care Strategy

Increases participation for groups who would not usually access

Fair Society, Healthy Lives (Institute of Health Equity, 2010)

Research/evidence base

King’s Fund (2008) Using Information to Promote Healthy Behaviours

Health Foundation (2011) Evidence: Helping People Help Themselves

Institute for Public Policy Research (2020) Prevention in the Age of Information: Public Education for Better Health

Perry et al (2016) The NHS health check programme in England: a qualitative study Health Promotion International, 31 (1), 106-115

WHO (1986) The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion


Nico Dhillon,- Neighbourhood Health Worker


T. 07553 708 029

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