Love Yourself health event for diabetes awareness
The Integrated Neighbourhood Team of East Basildon PCN held an opportunistic health event to create diabetes awareness.
Several patients across the Primary Care Network were invited to attend the event to learn more about diabetes.
A slideshow presentation was held where patients came to listen to educational information that may benefit their health and wellbeing.
There were 2 main speakers on the day sharing their knowledge of diabetes.
These 2 speakers included a pharmacist and a member of Diabetes UK.
Several stations were setup by 4 organisations along with the Integrated Neighbourhood Team of East Basildon PCN.
Each station provided flyers with relevant information promoting services and support for everyone at the event, both physically and mentally.
The importance of supportive services
Living with diabetes is not easy and can adversely affect a person’s physical and mental health and wellbeing.
It is very important for patients to know where they can find support services for any health problems they are facing.
Besides visiting your GP, you can find help through organisations and charities that are affiliated with the NHS through the Primary Care Network.
This is where our PCN steps in to make patients aware that they can find help and support through third party services.
The Love Yourself event acted as a physical signposting strategy that directed patients to organisations that could offer such help and support.
Organisations supporting the Love Yourself event
Various health organisations attended the Love Yourself event for diabetes awareness to give their support and to promote their services to those affected by and living with diabetes.
The organisations at the event were as follows:
Diabetes UK is a leading charity that supports people living with and affected by diabetes in the UK.
Below are pics of Diabetes UK displaying their support at the event.
Motivated Minds is a non-profit CIC Community Interest Company offering a range of services that meet the needs of those affected by mental health.
Below are pics of Motivated Minds displaying their support at the event.
Vita Health Group
Vita Health Group work in partnership with the NHS to provide mental and physical health services.
Below are pics of Vita Health Group displaying their support at the event.
Trust Links is a local independent charity looking to improve mental health and wellbeing as well as the environment.
Below are pictures of Trust Links displaying their support at the event.
Creating diabetes awareness
The Integrated Neighbourhood Team of East Basildon PCN is grateful for the help and support of all the organisations who attended the Love Yourself Event to make it a success.
We are looking forward to continuing to raise awareness about diabetes in our community and support all of our patients who need help.