H-owl-istic health advice

Are you a night owl? Or a high-flier? Or are you more of a home bird?

Whatever your lifestyle you need to take care of your health and there is an opportunity to take part of a health awareness event – featuring some very special visitors.

The event, the latest in a series at the Friday Morning Café at St David’s Church, Childwall, will feature specially trained owls to provide psychological therapies.

The owls are provided by Hack Back Community Interest Company, a social enterprise which aims to impact on the mental health and well-being of individuals with significant barriers that prevent them reaching their full potential in life. They work with people of all ages.

Also at the awareness event on 5 February (10am-12 noon) there will be health MOTs,  taster sessions of alternative therapies and free goody bags. There will also be lots of information and advice on a whole series of topics.

The community events were set up using Neighbourhood Fund allocation and has run successfully for more than two years. It is supported by local councilors Jeremy Wolfson, Frank Hont and Ruth Hirschfield.Theraputic owl

Councillor Wolfson said: “All of the community events have attracted good attendances but the ones on health issues have been particularly popular.

“They are a great way of getting information and advice about staying healthy – and the next event will be extra special with the visit of the owls. It may seem like an off-the –wall idea but there are plenty of case studies where they are shown to have had a really beneficial impact on people’s  well –being.

“We look forward to seeing many members of the local community on 5 February.

Pictured above are Councillor Jeremy Wolfson, the Reverend Robert Williams, Vicar of St David’s, representatives from health organisations with local residents at June Health event held at St David’s Church Friday Morning Community Café.  Insert photo is one of the Hack Back CIC owls.