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Streathams Health and Wellbeing news!

This article shares news on what's been happening in our local community and upcoming projects/ events!


GP practices Edith Cavell Surgery and Streatham High Practice have reduced blood pressure control between BAME and white patients through a 12-month project.

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Between 27th Oct 22 and 2nd February 23, Streatham AT Medics facilitated our first Cohort of monthly Chronic pain peer support sessions at 2-8 Gracefield Gardens Health and Social Centre. We had a ratio of up to 30 patients attending the monthly sessions and over 45 attend the RTW-empowered relief workshop.


Following feedback received from patients across the PCN we launched our next cohort of chronic pain peer support sessions on Friday 2nd of June to run once per month until 1/12/23. We aim to have a clinician/ pharmacist and Dietitian attend a session so patients can ask questions about certain foods and medications.



Health & Wellbeing Fair for our Black community

On the 25th of May 23 Streatham PCN in Partnership with Streatham AT Medics PCN hosted a Black Health & Wellbeing Fair at Christ Church, Streatham.

The event had 350 plus in attendance, with support from the following stalls: Mental Health, Prostate Cancer, Carers4Carers, Social Prescribing help desk, AT Beacons Project (healthcare screening), Healthwatch, Lambeth Health & Welling being bus, Yoga Point, Food for Purpose, Crosslight money advice, Chronic Pain support.



Some of the qoutes from patients were very heartwarming see below:


“ It’s nice to feel acknowledged as a black male in the health system, I rarely feel seen being here today makes me feel in touch with my community”
“Since my husband passed away I’ve felt so lonely. I never heard about social prescribing before so I was very interested that my surgery has this service. I signed up to receive a referral for my social prescriber, I’m looking forward to getting support”


By being able to work collaboratively we were able to reach so many patients Lambeth.

The positive impact the day created for our patients and the local community was phenomenal. Over 40 new proactive social prescribing referrals, so much productive learning on improving health and wellbeing.

A special thanks to Social Prescriber Clifford from Streatham PCN for all your hard work on the day!


Stop Smoking Support Session

Join us on the ground floor of Gracefield Gardens Health Centre on Weds, 28 June @ 2pm – 3:30pm for an informal support & awareness session to help you stop smoking.

Meet with Tobacco Dependence Specialist, Mark, & your Social Prescribers & Health Coaches to discover more about what’s making it hard for you to quit and to develop new coping strategies.

Places are limited, so please book your spot by emailing mia.abusido@nhs.net or calling 02070627860.


News from Centre 70 and sister2sister BU

There is a free monthly menopause peer support session taking place locally please refer to the flyer below.


The next Thriving Streatham event will be on Thursday the 27th of July on Streatham Common. We will be focusing on Green social prescribing and the positive impact it can have on mental health wellbeing. Details on the venue will be finalized next week, If you would like to collaborate or host a stall please email thrivingstreatham@gmail.com.


As ever stay safe and stay connected!


Michaela

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