Monthly Healthy Hub Bulletin Issue NO18 February 2021
We are sharing health and wellbeing information to support you through the Covid19 pandemic. This issue we are featuring the Time to talk day and World Cancer Day on the 4th of February.
Time to Talk Day 4th February
Time to Talk Day is a yearly event aiming to get everyone talking about mental health on one day, the 4th of February. Having a small conversation with someone about mental health problems could have the power to make a big difference. Whilst we are still isolating open conversations about mental health are more important than ever. Time to Talk Day is organised by Time to Change and their moto is; Let's start talking and together we will end mental health stigma. Sign up for Time to Talk Day updates and find out more Click the link
Children's Mental Health Week is also taking place on 1-7 February 2021.
This year's theme is Express Yourself. Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make you feel good. Click the link to access resources to help with home schooling and online lessons.
Just Talk Herts and the Five Ways to Wellbeing
As you know the Welwyn Hatfield Healthy Hub is a big fan of the NHS Five Ways to Wellbeing. We believe the Five Ways to Wellbeing to be a valuable tool to help build healthy habits into our daily lives. Hertfordshire's Just Talk Herts, a service encouraging young people to show strength by talking about their mental health is also championing the five Ways to Wellbeing. Click the link to find out more about their programmes.
World Cancer Day Theme -I Am And I Will 4th of February
Achieving a healthier, brighter future one day at a time.
The aim for World Cancer Day, is to recognise that our commitment to act will lead to powerful progress in reducing the global impact of cancer. This year on the 4th of February why not get involved through the World Cancer Day 21 Days to Impact Challenge. World Cancer Day will be with you every single day for 21 days encouraging you along your way to make an impact through small but meaningful actions.
World Cancer Day state it takes the proverbial 21 days to create a positive habit. So, for 2021, whether you're committing to improving your personal health, supporting someone you love with cancer, educating yourself about cancer, speaking out against cancer or making history by helping to eliminate cervical cancer, sign up to one of the five challenges to receive daily inspiration and practical guidance. Click the link to sign up to the challenge
Hertfordshire Macmillan Benefits Advice Service
Hertfordshire county council are working with Macmillan Cancer Support to provide the Hertfordshire Macmillan Benefits Advice Service for people affected by cancer in the county. The service provide a specialist benefits advice service for people affected by cancer and their carers at key pathway points: diagnosis, treatment, palliative care, end of life.
Call the Macmillan benefits advice service on 01438 843456 (9am-5pm Mondays-Fridays) or send an email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to make a referral or have any questions about the service.
FIVE KEY MESSAGES TO HEALTH AND WELLBEING
CONNECT......through conversation to get the support you need
Empowerment in Health & Wellness - Book Launch 4th Feb
The content of the Empowerment to Health and Wellness book is drawn from a wide range of experiences and specialisms from a variety of health and wellness professionals.This event is organised by Reciprocal Minds Limited in Welwyn Garden City. Reciprocal minds is a science-led company with a special goal to help people have confidence, energy and the skills to master change. Click the link to find out more
Join the Authors and others to hear how coaching supports those impacted by cancer.Discover the 3 pillars of empowerment: Awareness, Information and Learning Click the link
Hertfordshire Mind Network is proud to be involved in the STRIVE in Hertfordshire project
STRIVE being the acronym for Support and Transition Routes into Volunteering and Employment.
STRIVE provides one-to-one mentoring support based around your circumstances. The aim is to build a positive journey towards employment by helping you develop confidence, resilience and independence. Click the link
KEEP LEARNING..... to maintain your health
Eating to Reduce Cancer Webinar for World Cancer Day
To mark World Cancer Day, join the Irish Cancer Prevention Network and the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute for a Public Webinar on Eating Well to maximise good health and to reduce Cancer risk. Click the zoom link below Webinar Registration - Zoom
Your first step to cooking healthier meals with the Change 4 Life Cook together Programme
Sign up to Cook Together and you'll have taken the first step to cooking healthier meals for yourself and your family or friends.
Every week for 4 weeks, Change4Life will send you 2 tasty, healthy recipes with easy to follow instructions, and a shopping list of all the ingredients you'll need to cook a healthy meal. They will also send you some handy tips about healthier eating and how to be food smart when you're out shopping.
Master your cooking skills during lockdown with the Healthy Hub monthly seasonal recipe. This month's recipe is Vegetable Jalfrezi
The benefits of eating seasonal foods are huge to not just us but also the planet
Less pollution (food miles) to bring the food to your plate
Higher nutrient content as food from abroad can be stored for up to a year loosing nutrient as its stored
Supporting local farmers by purchasing seasonal veg locally
Less packaging as less of a need to protect the food item from damage during transportation
Please click on this link to access the full recipe
GIVE...to raise funds and awareness
An Evening with Dr George McGavin Thursday 4th of February 19:30-21:00 with the Fountain Centre to raise funds for cancer
Dr George McGavin is a well-known zoologist, entomologist and broadcaster. He has made many programmes for the BBC including the successful 'Lost Lands' expedition series. He has written numerous books on insects and other animals.
Join us on Thursday 4th February sitting down for a virtual chat about his experiences, the insects he has eaten and the ones that are named after him! Suggested donation of £10 www.justgiving.com/eveningwithgeorge (Zoom link will be sent by return)
Hatfield Rotary Club Third Balloon race will start on Valentine's Day 14 February
Getting bored, how about joining in a Virtual Balloon Race being organized by Hatfield Rotary Club in association with Ecoracing. Click Here to enter.You will be helping local charities who are suffering because of COVID.
This is a fun event in which everybody can participate, whatever your age, and whatever your lockdown status. You only need a computer, tablet or smart phone.
Spring into health this year by taking part in our virtual challenge around Hertfordshire to support your local mental health charity! What is Spring into Health?
Spring into Health is a virtual challenge, taking on the perimeter of Hertfordshire at your own leisure using the Myles virtual app. You can take on this challenge on your own or you can form a team and split the distance. You can run, jog, walk or even skip, the choice is yours! You just need to complete the challenge before 16th April! Spring into Health - Mind in Mid Herts
TAKE NOTICE.....Spring is coming!
BBC Soundscapes for Wellbeing aims to bring nature to everyone
As we move into February during lockdown many of us are looking for signs of spring. Some may find the sight of daffodils and primroses appearing amongst the snow drops exciting, looking forward to longer daylight hours and warmer weather. Others may find solace in nature feeling more relaxed and restored by it.
Substantial evidence advocates that spending time in nature can help to reduce stress and mental fatigue. Academic studies have also demonstrated the potential for music to induce positive emotions.
The BBC Soundscapes for Wellbeing aims to connect audiences with nature through creative programming on BBC Radio 3 and 6 and BBC Sounds and BBC Two's Winterwatch. The BBC also have a new Sound Effects archive. Click the link to access sounds of nature
Be part of something big-Take part in the Virtual Nature Experiment by the BBC and University of Exeter
The BBC are inviting audiences to take part in a major UK-wide nature experiment which seeks to unearth the potential of virtual nature experiences to boost our wellbeing.
This experiment looks at how online and digital scenes of nature might affect people's wellbeing. If you would like to find out more about the experiment or take part Click the link
BE AWARE-Scams are growing fast across the UK via the telephone and computer
Police across the country are aware that scams are growing fast and there are over 50 different scams regarding the Coronavirus vaccine. Please remember it is free, the NHS will not ask for any of your bank details and you will be invited to a centre giving the vaccines when it is your turn. If you would like to be kept up to date on the scam then check out Friends Against Scams training video Click the link Or check out Age UK and what they have to say about the scams Click the link
BE ACTIVE....and help transform lives whilst staying fit
England Boxing are also taking part in Time to Talk Day on February 4th by running Catch-up and coffee calls
England Boxing will be hosting a number of catch-up and coffee calls throughout the 4th of February to help raise awareness of mental health.
The call will be centred on the Five Ways to Wellbeing to support Time to Talk Day by Time to Change.
Free places are for people over the age of 16, and you can book by just. Clicking the link
Sport England have just launched their new 10 year strategy, #UnitingTheMovement to help transform lives and communities through sport and physical activity.
Uniting the Movement focuses on the five big issues:
Recover and reinvent
Positive experiences for children and young people
Connecting with health and wellbeing
More information can be found by visiting: Uniting the Movement | Sport England
Active BINGO with Welhat Sports
Looking for different ways to keep children active whilst spending more time at home? We have the perfect solution....BINGO with a twist! How many can you and your family tick off the list?
Girls if you want to dance you can now do it online
FK Dance Academy are running online girls dance sessions for 11-16 year olds on Friday's 4-5pm on the 5th and 12th Feb.
No experience required, you just need to email email@example.com to register and receive the login details.
Contact us-If you would like to contact the Healthy Hub Team with an enquiry regarding the Welhat Healthy Hub Website or you have a health and wellbeing news item for our news page and Bulletin then please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Healthy Hub Team will aim to get back to you within 3 working days.