Dragons VoiceCommunity 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
Neighbourhood Health Workers (Yasmin Holgeth, Nico Dhillon)
Wai Yin society
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
Supports self-care and self-management of conditions
Increases participation for groups who would not usually access
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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