17th – 23rd November 2014
Bracknell and Ascot Clinical Commissioning Group and partners, Bracknell Forest Council, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, HealthWatch Bracknell Forest and Shopmobility, have come together to empower residents to take control of their health and wellbeing.
A dedicated team will be at Shopmobility, Princess Square, to give advice and support to residents throughout the week. Organisations such as the Samaritans, Slimming World, Forestcare and many more will be at the stand in front of Shopmobility, and street doctors will be available to provide health checks and answer your questions.
Dr Martin Kittel, CCG self-care lead and Governing Body members comments: “When people take good care of their own health it has benefits for everyone. People spend less time at the GP and other appointments and get more enjoyment out of life. Our local hospitals also save time and money which is important because they will be under increasing pressure as winter draws near.”
Talking Therapies, part of Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust, will be manning a stand throughout the week offering advice and answering questions from those who may be worried about their Mental Health and Wellbeing. Talking Therapies supports those who suffer with low mood, worry, stress or phobias.
Residents are encouraged to make the most of free events such as Zumba, in Sandhurst, or Tai-Chi, in Martins Heron, which are being held across the borough.
- Free Zumba Session – 18th November
- Free Ranger Walk – 19th November
- Free Tai-Chi Session – 20th November
- Free Ranger Walk – 21st November
- Free Run Coaching – 22nd November
There is a chance to win some fantastic prizes during Self-Care Week by simply completing questionnaires, which will be available at events. The prizes include family tickets to The Look Out and Coral Reef, a free round of golf at Downshire Golf Club, money-off vouchers at top retailers, all generously donated by partners and providers supporting the event.
If your family is spending more time on the couch than at the local park why not visit a children’s centre during the week for family-friendly events and activities. Call in to your local children’s centre for more details.
Details of our Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNA) can be found below. The JSNAs are the means by which our local authorities and their partners assess the current and future healthcare and wellbeing needs of our local population.
The self care guide provides information, advice and links to services related to long term conditions and lifesyle factors.
Please see www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/selfcare for more information and a full schedule of events across the borough.