Residents given information about Health Awareness

Health Awareness was 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 Gladstone Hall on Rocky Lane/Queens Drive featured 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 were in attendance, providing lots of information and advice on a whole series of health topics. Representatives from ‘Active Me’ were 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 the number of people attending this latest event reflected that.

“Our partners had lots of information about small changes that can be made to improve people’s physical health or emotional well-being and it was well received.”

Pictured are Childwall Ward Councillors Frank Hont and Jeremy Wolfson with Luciana Berger MP, a representative from Diabetes UK and Hack Back CIC’s Anita Morris holding Mango the owl.