Staff from RUCST attended the ‘Working Together for a Healthier Rotherham’ day at New York Stadium on 16th July 2014.Three members of staff were present on the day, including our Inclusion and Health Officer and our Health and Wellbeing Officer, where they held a stall showcasing the health work that we deliver in the community of Rotherham such as the older people sessions, Teenage Kicks and disability work. Our older peoples sessions include our Social Prescribing sessions, both home visits and community sessions. The Children in Need Teenage Kicks project is for 10-18 year olds and covers health topics such as smoothies, drinking, smoking, making healthy pizzas and much more, additionally the sessions include sports such as table tennis and football. Our disability work includes our Healthy Hearts Project and our Disability Development Centre.
The day started off with several guest speakers including Roy Lilley (NHS Writer, Broadcaster, commentator and conference speaker), Julie Kitlowski (Chair, Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group), Councillor Ken Wyatt JP and many more.
Following the guest speakers, everyone attended 2 of 6 workshops of their own choice. RUCST staff chose workshop 2 – Mental Health- the Single Largest Cause of Disability in Rotherham and workshop 5 – Health and its Impacts on Employment. During the Mental Health workshop, individuals from different health organisations learnt about ‘parity of esteem’, a mental health review update and how do people want to be involved as this continues. The Health and its Impacts on Employment workshop discussed topics such as; is work good for our health and what is the impact of unemployment on health? Both these workshops were very interesting and our staff took away new, useful information.
For more information on any of our health projects, please contact Mark Cummins on:
Telephone: 01709 827767