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Mental Health Awareness Week 9th-15th May

Feeling lonely is something that all of us can experience at any point and it can have a huge impact on our wellbeing. It’s important to remember that these feelings can pass and that there are lots of ways we can help each other too.

Fancy a cuppa? Fancy a walk? Sometimes reaching out to each other with as little as three words can make a difference.

As part of the Better Health: Every Mind Matters campaign, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport are encouraging people to ‘Lift Someone Out of Loneliness’ by taking a simple action to help someone who may be feeling lonely. If we do this regularly, we can all help to lift each other up.

Find our how you can help to lift someone out of of loneliness.

Better Health - Every Mind Matters Loneliness. Mental Health Awareness week 9-15th May 2022.

Over 75 year olds – How to book your Spring Booster

The Spring Booster is the 2nd Booster dose of Covid Vaccine. You will already have had 2 primary doses followed by a 1st booster dose, and this will be your second booster dose (so in effect the Spring booster is your 4th vaccination).

Appointments are made through the NHS National Booking service or you can attend a local walk-in clinic (please take your NHS number).

Details of both can be found on this website: www.bnssghealthiertogether.org.uk/book-your-vaccine/covid/

The appointment dates you’ll be offered start from 3 months (91 days) after your previous dose but booking an appointment around 6 months after your previous dose is preferable.

If you need assistance, please call us on 0117 942 6811.

Health promotion at Easton CC 26/03/22

About the event

Are you looking for health advice? Do you live in or near Easton, Bristol?

Go along to the Community Health event at Easton Community Centre

Saturday 26 March 10am – 2pm

Chat to a health professional and get health advice and support

Free snacks and refreshments available

Face painting and henna artist for Kids

All communities welcome!

#communityhealth #eastoncommunitycentre

Information poster:

Launch of shared decision-making aids for people with Osteoarthritis of the hip and knee

A step forward in management of osteoarthritis of the hip or knee

Two new shared decision-making tools have been designed by local GPs, Physiotherapists and Orthopaedic surgeons for people with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee. The tools aim to help people to understand their condition, providing lots of useful information about the different treatment options for osteoarthritis and what is appropriate at each stage.

There is information about the benefits and risks of each treatment option. The purpose of the tools is to help people make shared decisions with their clinicians on what treatment is right for them.

The charts include information about the local support available and helping people to look after themselves to either get better or reduce the need for surgery. For those people who do need surgery, the charts will help them get fit for surgery and recovery quickly after surgery.

Look at the charts by visiting their website.

Dr Shaba Nabi, a local GP who has helped design the Hip and Knee Charts says “As a GP, it is so important that I understand what matters to patients so I can help them decide what treatment is right for them. To be able to have those shared decision-making conversations, people need to understand the risks and benefits of the different options and I hope these charts will provide people with the information they need”.

Please ask your clinician if you need a paper version of the charts.

Covid-19 vaccinations for children aged 5 to 11

Children aged 5 to 11 who are clinically extremely vulnerable or household contacts of people who are severely immunosuppressed are being offered two doses of a paediatric version of the Pfizer (Comirnaty) Covid-19 vaccine. Parents and carers of children in this position have been contacted by their consultant, GP or national letter with information about how to book a vaccination at a dedicated clinic. Full details of eligibility can be found in the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation guidance here in table 4.

It has been announced that from April, all children aged 5 to 11 will be offered a Covid-19 vaccine. In our area, children in this age group will be invited to have their vaccine in a dedicated clinic outside school hours, they will not be vaccinated through the school immunisation programme. Our local NHS vaccination programme will provide more information on how to book an appointment, nearer the time at www.grabajab.net.

Prostate cancer risk checker

It’s the most common cancer in men, but most men with early prostate cancer don’t have symptoms.

Prostate cancer is not always life-threatening. But when it is, the earlier you catch it the more likely it is to be cured.

You can check your risk level for prostate cancer through the Prostate Cancer UK Risk Checker.

If you’re a trans woman or non-binary, your risk may be different – read the information for trans or non-binary people in the Prostate Cancer UK Trans Women and Prostate Guide.