Ther­a­pies on of­fer for all at health and well­be­ing fes­ti­val

Ormskirk Advertiser - - Front Page -

A HEALTH and well­be­ing fes­ti­val is be­ing held to­day by South­port and Orm­skirk Hospi­tal NHS Trust, West Lan­cashire Clin­i­cal Com­mis­sion­ing Group and Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port.

The event is open to any­one, not just those af­fected by can­cer.

The fes­ti­val, at 2-4.30pm on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 25, will pro­vide in­for­ma­tion, direc­tions and con­tacts for the or­gan­i­sa­tions and ser­vices avail­able in West Lan­cashire.

The vol­un­tary, char­i­ta­ble and health sec­tors will be avail­able un­der one roof to of­fer sup­port and in­for­ma­tion.

They will be of­fer­ing a wide range of ser­vices re­lat­ing to well­be­ing, not just tra­di­tional health ser­vices.

The aim is to sup­port and help peo­ple to man­age their con­di­tion, in­crease their knowl­edge of lo­cal ser­vices and re­duce anx­i­ety about where to get help.

There will be talks on fa­tigue, stress man­age­ment and anx­i­ety, the im­por­tance of stay­ing ac­tive, healthy eat­ing and weight man­age­ment.

Vis­i­tors can try out com­ple­men­tary ther­a­pies, have a blood pres­sure checks and maybe win a “pam­per ham­per”.

The event will be held West Lan­cashire Col­lege, Col­lege Way, Skelmers­dale.

To find out more, call 01695 656533 or email Soh-tr.macmil­lan­west­lancs@nhs.net.

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