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Health week launches to get Solihull fit and healthy

People in Solihull can take their first steps to get fit and healthy during Health Information Week which is taking place at The Core Library in Solihull from 3rd- 7th July. The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Stuart Davis will open the event on Monday 3 July.

The aim of the week, which is being supported by NHS Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group, is to help people to access good quality information about a range of health issues so that they can better manage their own wellbeing. 

During the week, people will be able to drop in to a number of sessions being run by local organisations including Solihull Prostate Cancer Support Group, Solihull Active, Macmillan Citizens Advice, Solihull Mind, Infant Feeding Team, Health Exchange, Solihull Cancer Support Group, Dementia Friends, Solihull Heart Support Group, Breast Friends Support Group, Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) and Macmillan Relate. There will also be sessions from the Breast Screening Nurse and Bowel Cancer Nurse.

Solihull Libraries will also be launching the new Reading Well titles for people with long term conditions as part of Health Information Week.  These books have been recommended by health care professionals and people living with long term conditions.

Dr Patrick Brooke, Chief Officer at NHS Solihull CCG, said “We are delighted to be supporting this special event in Solihull which brings together NHS organisations, public librarians, voluntary sector and social care staff. This is an ideal opportunity for local people in Solihull to find out more about what health information is available to them and where they can find it.”

Activities being held during the week include: Healthy Stories with Solihull Active (Story time for the under 5s), Macmillan Citizens Advice, Physical activity with Solihull Active and Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT). For full details of the schedule including event times visit http://www.solihull.gov.uk/news/ArtMID/820/ArticleID/1797/Health-Information-Week-at-The-Core