Health and wellbeing news, from Welwyn Hatfield. Week ending 21st of January 2021

Sharing local updates on health and wellbeing services, events, training courses, funding etc.

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News for the week ending 21st of January 


Beezee Bodies Programme Update for 2022

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Beezee Bodies have an update for their new round of programmes starting the week commencing 21st February in Welwyn Garden City, either 5-7pm or 5:30-7:30pm:

The sessions run weekly and they involve 1 hour of healthy eating (e.g. snacks and drinks, portion size and lifestyle information) which is followed by 1 hour of free sports coaching, whereby the adults can also get involved and often do.

Parents/carers sign up by scanning the barcode on this flyer Icon for pdf Beezee Bodies timetable Jan 2022 [1.68MB]  or simply through the website By clicking here

 Alternatively, parents or professionals can always ring the Beezee Bodies office admin number on 01707 248648.


Viewpoint launches new course Effective Parenting and Wellbeing Skills for Women

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Join Viewpoint on their brand new Effective Parenting and Wellbeing Skills for Women course, starting on January 31st. This online course, made up of a six week workshop, followed by a five week support group, provides women of Hertfordshire with a space in which they can engage with subject experts as well as experts by experience in sessions aimed at providing help and support to mothers with mental health or addiction challenges.

During the course, we'll be learning about wellbeing and recovery, discovering vital and useful tools for managing mental wellbeing, sharing ideas and stories in order to further understand parenting while maintaining our own mental health and enhancing the relationships around us.

These sessions will enable people to come along and have time and space to develop meaningful connections and support through mutual support and networking with their peers.

Two of Viewpoint's friendly and knowledgeable Peer Facilitators will be hosting and supporting this course, ensuring that the group comes together as equals and are each given the chance to share knowledge, experience, concerns successes and challenges. Through the guidance of these facilitators, attendees will be able to receive help through the group and will be able to support each other in a solution-focused way.

By listening to each other, sharing our concerns and actively seeking solutions, individuals will feel supported and have the self-confidence to try different approaches to self-manage and move further along on their recovery journey.

The group begins on Monday 31 January at 12.30pm.
Booking is open now atwww.hertsviewpoint.co.uk
Alternatively, please get in touch via email atinfo@hertsviewpoint.co.uk
or call us on 01707 386136.


Are you looking for some new healthy, quick recipes to kickstart the new year?

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This week's Healthy Hub Kitchen recipe is good old fashioned Tomato and Basil Soup.

Access the recipe here.

Tomato and basil soup


Are you thinking about exercising more, eating more healthily or perhaps having a more mindful 2022?

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Hertfordshire Libraries' FREE online magazine collection Libby has a great range of health and wellbeing magazines and is just the place to look for some inspiration.

The service is free for all Hertfordshire library members to use. 

If you are not a library member you can join online and then download the Libby app and sign up for an account. You'll need your library card number to join. Choose 'Hertfordshire' when signing up for an account.


Have your say about our new Health and Wellbeing Strategy

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Hertfordshire's Health and Wellbeing strategy aims to improve the health of our residents. We are renewing the strategy for 2022-26 so that it reflects current health needs in the county, and we need your help to make sure that we are focusing on the right things.

Please help us to shape the strategy by giving your feedback by 13 February by clicking here to access the strategy

If you would like the survey in an alternative format or a printed copy sent to you, please email: hwb.herts@hertfordshire.gov.uk. You can also collect a copy from your local library.


Have you recently had a baby?

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Hertfordshire and West Essex Local Maternity and Neonatal System want to ask you to share your experiences of maternity care within Hertfordshire and West Essex by completing this survey.

The results will be confidential and are being gathered for the purpose of evaluating women's experiences of Continuity of Carer pathways during pregnancy. This information (confidential) will be used to help shape the birthing service for the future.


Healthy Start vouchers

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Have you received your letter from NHS Healthy Start? If you've been invited to apply for your new Healthy Start prepaid card, the quickest and easiest way to do this is online.

Visit the website to apply today  By clicking on this link