10am to 2pm
The Old Cattle Market, Helston
Shaping Our Future and Volunteer Cornwall have teamed up for a free Health and Wellbeing Day from 10am to 2pm at The Old Cattle Market, Helston.
This is the first event of its kind with 40 stallholders from across health, social care and the voluntary sector who will be running activities for people to try out as well as being on hand to talk, offer advice and signpost to groups and other support.
A physiotherapist and a support worker from Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s integrated team based at Helston Community Hospital will be running chair-based exercises, Cornwall Air Ambulance will show visitors what happens when the helicopter and its crew are sent to an injured person in need of emergency help through its virtual reality mission headset.
Stallholders also include the National Trust, Active Plus Communities, the Alzheimer’s Society, Age UK and i-Sight Cornwall who’ll be bringing along goggles that allow people to experience what fading, poor or different conditions eyesight is like.
If you have ever thought of volunteering, there will also be plenty of organisations who would appreciate your help in cooking, befriending, driving, gardening, caring for animals or assisting in a charity shop.
Dr Iain Chorlton, NHS Kernow chairman, said:
“Teaming up with the voluntary sector for this Shaping Our Future event at The Old Cattle Market is exactly what the Shaping Our Future programme is all about. The programme is founded on collaboration and working together, with all partners across health, social care and the voluntary sector committed to working together to ensure the people of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly stay as healthy as possible for as long as possible.”
Andy Brelsford, Volunteer Cornwall support and development manager, said:
“This free event is a showcase of community activities and support groups you can become involved in either as a service user, or by volunteering to help, or take part in at your leisure. Bringing together practitioners and representatives from all sectors – voluntary/community groups and services, health and social care at a Health and Wellbeing Day tomorrow will provide an opportunity for everyone to showcase what they do to their peers and public alike”.
The media is invited to come along to the day between 10am and 2pm.