Wai Yin Diabetes information Event

Wai Yin Diabetes information Event

A diabetes information event held at the Welcome centre in Cheetham Hill.

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.

Location

Welcome Centre in Cheetham Hill.

Project team

Wai Yin Society

Buzz Health and Wellbeing

Aim

I helped to set up a diabetes information event at the welcome centre at which I also gave out information to people who attended. The aim was to increase awareness and knowledge of Diabetes i.e. knowing risk, symptoms, and how to care for diabetes and the different types.

Testimonials:

“We had great feedback on the event from all the staff, volunteers, tutors, learners and service users who attended”

For visitors and regular service users to the centre, the event provided an engaging display and a chance to engage with staff and yourself.”

“Many service users were fascinated by some of the props that you bought with you, especially the 'diabetic foot' which intrigued and horrified in equal measure.”

Several discussions about food and diet ensued as a result of this event.”

Evaluation

The project went well, buzz spoke with around 20 people about diabetes both about signs and symptoms to watch out for and from this outreach it was decided that in the new year we would work together to create a larger diabetes event with the home of more services attending.

Strategic links to local/national policies

Benefit

Policy

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

Contact

Charlee Fitzgerald - buzz Neighbourhood Health Worker

Charlee.Fitzgerald@gmmh.nhs.uk

T: 07771805278



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