Health and wellbeing news from Welwyn Hatfield week 11

This week we are featuring health and wellbeing news for March 2021

23rd March

Week 11 in Welwyn Hatfield ...Get ready for the Easter Holidays !

The Thrive to Survive Guide -University Students guide to health and wellbeing

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Starting university is an exciting experience, but it can also bring its own unique challenges. It's natural to feel nervous or overwhelmed during the first few weeks at university, and it can be a while before you feel like you've found your feet.

The Thrive & Survive Guide has been created to help you adjust to university life: providing ideas, information and advice on things you might need to know to support your wellbeing. It has been developed with young people so that it covers all the important areas. It is here to provide a single source that you can reach for when you need that information or could use some tips.

Welwyn Hatfield Healthy Hub supports National Day of Reflection on 23rd March 2021

Join the minute of silence at 12 noon by clicking here

The 23rd of March is a day to reflect, grieve and remember

The Healthy Hub is supporting a national day to remember those who have died during the pandemic, and to show support for everyone who has been bereaved.Spearheaded by end of life charity Marie Curie. The day is set to take place on Tuesday 23 March, the anniversary of the UK going into the first national lockdown and is committed to supporting the National Day of Reflection, alongside a host of organisations, MPs, and celebrities who are backing the day.

Marie Curie estimates that over three million people have been bereaved since the pandemic began, yet many have been unable to properly say goodbye to loved ones or grieve.

The National Day of Reflection will give the nation and communities a moment to remember, grieve and celebrate everyone who has died during this time and show support for our families, friends and colleagues who are grieving.

Self-isolation support day a big success!

Isolation day

Many thanks to our environmental health, street wardens and private sector housing teams who visited over 100 doorsteps in Welwyn Hatfield last week as part of the county's #SelfIsolationSupportDay.

The aim of the day was to check on people's health and wellbeing while they are self-isolating, and to make sure they are aware of the support available through HertsHelp.

The 2021 Fit, Fed and Read Programme for young people aged 7-11 years still have places left for Easter Holidays

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The Fit, Fed and Read Programme is preparing to run in 10 locations across Hertfordshire this Easter.This is subject to government national lockdown measures and subject to late changes.

What is Fit Fed & Read?

Fit Fed & Read is a free school holiday activity programme for children recieving free school meals. The programmes operate out of Fire Stations across Hertfordshire during the school Easter and Summer holidays.The aim is to provide "a high-quality holiday activity programme with a nutritious meal every day, free of charge."
To register your child for the Fit, Fed and Red programme please click here

HAPpy Holiday Booking is officially open!

HAPpy Activities programme

If you have children aged 5-16 who receive benefits-related free school meals, is looking for something to do during Easter, then head over the HAPpy Holiday Activity Finder right now, to search through the array of free, countywide activities on offer! There are almost 2000 free places for activities each day, throughout Hertfordshire!

Activities are available from: Monday 29 March to Friday 9 April

Can't find anything you fancy? Then we also have loads of ideas for ways to keep active at home with our online activity offer!

Book your free activity now!

Improving Healthcare for Veterans

In June 2020 the Health subgroup of the Hertfordshire Armed Forces Covenant Board commissioned Healthwatch Hertfordshire to conduct a study to better understand the healthcare needs and experiences of veterans living in Hertfordshire which was then funded by Public Health Hertfordshire.

The report: "Improving Healthcare Access for Veterans" can be found here

Throughout this work Healthwatch Hertfordshire involved veterans and NHS professionals, bringing together their voices to ensure both perspectives were heard. Veterans took part in the questionnaire, online focus group and 1:1 in-depth interviews, whilst local NHS organisations took part in interviews.

Make 'one day' today with the NHS 12 Week Weight Loss Plan

Looking for simple, easy ways to eat healthier, be more active and start losing weight? The free NHS 12 week weight loss plan can help you kickstart healthier habits, one week at a time. Download the app on Google Play or App Store.

NHS Weight Loss Plan - Apps on Google Play