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News and Blogs

  • Healthwatch welcome local students

    Posted by Agne on 21/11/2023 in News

    Our team welcomed seven public health students from Coventry University (London Campus) last month over the course of two days. The aim of their placement was to undertake a health promotion exercise, enabling students to speak to individuals about specific services and interventions. As part of their placement our project...

  • National programme for pelvic health to support women

    Posted by Agne on 20/10/2023 in News

    It will be mandatory for maternity and neonatal facilities across the country to provide information and assistance to women who suffer trauma during childbirth. As plans are revealed for implementing a nationwide pelvic health service, women who have experienced the often-devastating pain and distress of a traumatic birth will receive...

  • How can we improve access to social care for South Asian communities in Barking and Dagenham?

    Posted by Agne on 04/10/2023 in News

    As an independent champion for people using local health and social care services, we listen to what people like about services and what could be improved. The “Perceptions and Experiences of Access to Social Care Services within South Asian Communities in Barking and Dagenham” project was specifically launched to give...

  • Prioritising Sexual Health: Importance of sexual health and a guide to resources and support in Barking and Dagenham

    Posted by Ruby on 04/10/2023 in Blogs

    Sexual health is an essential aspect of overall well-being that often goes overlooked or stigmatised. However, taking care of your sexual health is just as important as looking after your physical and mental health. In Barking and Dagenham, there are numerous resources and support systems available to help you in...

  • Women's Health Survey 2023

    Posted by Ruby on 04/10/2023 in News

    The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have created an online survey about women’s reproductive health. What is the purpose of the study? They are keenly interested in the insights of individuals who identify as women, including those who were...

  • Major national strategy to reduce the number of tragic suicides

    Posted by Agne on 29/09/2023 in News

    Interventions for vulnerable populations, such as children and teenagers, middle-aged males, autistic persons, pregnant women, and new mothers. More than 100 initiatives are being taken, such as a national alert system to combat new suicide methods and updated first aid instructions. As the government unveils a new national strategy to...

  • Enhancing palliative and end-of-life care in north east London

    Posted by Ruby on 18/09/2023 in News

    NHS North East London (NHS NEL) are inviting individuals with experience in end-of-life or palliative care to share their perspectives. These perspectives can be from your personal experience, the roles as a caregivers for family members, or from a bereavement in the past year. This may include people of all...

  • World Alzheimer’s Month

    Posted by Agne on 15/09/2023 in Blogs

    On 21 st September we will observe World Alzheimer's Day as part of World Alzheimer's Month. The purpose of World Alzheimer's Month is to raise awareness and educate about dementia as well as support individuals affected by it along with their families. This year’s theme is “Know Alzheimer’s, Know Dementia”...

  • Social Prescribing and Mental Health Project Updates

    Posted by Ruby on 12/09/2023 in News

    Our Social Prescribing and Mental Health Project is still ongoing. Our primary goal is to gain insight into individuals' experiences with social prescribing, particularly in the context of mental health support. Additionally, we aim to identify the challenges people face when accessing social prescribing services. Through these efforts, we hope...

  • Women's opinions on reproductive health are sought in a landmark a survey

    Posted by Agne on 11/09/2023 in News

    As the government begins a landmark survey, women in England are being urged to participate by sharing their experiences and helping to shape reproductive health policy. A national online survey was designed to gather crucial information on menstruation health, contraception, pregnancy preparation, and menopause among women. Responses will inform future...

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