Health services from across the NHS, including Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, will be offering free checks and advice on family health and wellbeing at the Leyland Health Mela on Saturday 14 October.
Over 50 health services are scheduled to be at the free event with over 500 members of the public expected to attend. Health professionals from Lancashire Care will be manning stalls and offering a range of health-related advice, including free relaxation taster sessions by the Trust’s Mindsmatter service and stop smoking advice by the Quit Squad. Other Lancashire Care services who will be at the mela include the Rheumatology Service, the Communicable Diseases Service and the Diabetes Service.
David Eva, Chair of the Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, said:
“We are delighted to continue to support the Leyland Health Mela. Attending a Health Mela can be a life changing experience. Visitors will find, under one roof, numerous stalls run by health services, including some from our Trust, offering advice on family and community health and wellbeing. Our staff will be at hand to provide friendly and well-informed advice on a range of topics at this event which takes place every year and has been growing from strength to strength each year.”
The Mela will be opened this year by Guest of Honour Amanda Hatton, Director of Children’s Services at Lancashire County Council. Entrance to the Mela, health checks and parking are all free of charge. The theme for this year’s mela is “The Challenge of Childhood Obesity.” The Health Mela has been organised in conjunction with the National Forum of Health and Wellbeing and will be held at Academy@Worden, Westfield Drive, Leyland, PR25 1QX.