Health Awareness in focus at Community Café

Health Awareness will be the subject of the latest community event to be held at The Friday Morning Community Café at St David’s Church in Childwall on 3 February.

The event, which takes place in Gladstone Hall on Rocky Lane/Queens Drive from 10am until midday, will feature specially trained owls who are used by community interest company, Hack Back, to impact on mental health and well-being.

Liverpool City Council, Healthy Homes, Alzheimer’s Society, Diabetes UK, Mersey Care, the Pituitary Foundation, Dental Health Promotion and Smokefree Liverpool will also be in attendance, providing lots of information and advice on a whole series of health topics. Representatives from ‘Active Me’ will be present as well with chair based activity.

The Friday Café, was set up using some of the Mayoral Neighbourhood Fund allocation for Childwall Councillors Frank Hont, Liz Parsons and Jeremy Wolfson. It has run successfully for more than three years and introduced a monthly community event on the first Friday of each month.

Councillor Frank Hont, said: “The Friday Café has been a staple of Childwall for three years now and is a popular event providing information on a range of topics.

“This is a timely topic as many people are looking to make changes to their lifestyle in the new year. Our partners will have lots of information about small changes that can be made to improve people’s physical health or emotional well-being.

“We look forward to welcoming back people who’ve been before as well as new attendees. If you have not been before, you will find it is very friendly, relaxed and a great place to be.”

Pictured are Childwall Ward Councillors Frank Hont and Jeremy Wolfson with Hack Back CIC’s Anita Morris and Mango the owl at Health Awareness event held at St David’s Friday Café in February 2016.