12 September 2017
Bay Health and Care Partners are inviting the public, health professionals and partner organisations to the Lancaster Health Festival.

 

Bay Health and Care Partners are holding the first Lancaster Health Festival, which will run from the evening of Thursday 21st September to the afternoon of Saturday 23rd September 2017. The event, which will be spread out across a number of locations and venues within the town centre, is completely free and will be packed with lots of fun-filled activities for everyone

Ian Dewar, Chaplain at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, said “This event doesn’t just focus on healthcare, but rather on the “Lost Art of Living”, the simple steps we can take to improve our own wellbeing.”

The event will begin on the Thursday evening with a dying matters café where people can relax whilst taking about life’s biggest issues in a fun way.

A selection of fantastic speakers have been booked for the festival including a guest appearance on the Friday evening from Trevor Philips OBE, who will be giving a talk on culture, religion and race in healthcare - please register here


The festival will continue throughout the Saturday at various city centre locations including Sun Square, the Apothecary and St Thomas’ Church. Activities on offer include dementia cafes, light exercise sessions, and eating and conversation cafes.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to have a health and wellbeing MOT which includes blood pressure checks and Body Mass Index measurements. Health professionals will be on hand to offer health advice and answer any questions.

Andy Knox, Director for Health and Wellbeing, NHS Morecambe Bay CCG, added “I’m thrilled
we’ve been able to arrange this event, especially over a number of venues in Lancaster, there
really will be something for everyone.”

Fantastic speakers booked for the Saturday include:
• Rev Libby Lane- Young People and Mental Health. Please register here
• Professor Elena Semino- Taking Liberty with Words. Please register here
• Dr Andy Knox & Dave Higham from the Well – Think big, think local. Please register here

Learn more about the background to the Lancaster Health Festival