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Wick event highlights health and wellbeing services 

11/10/2017   |  North & West Highland 

A Health and Wellbeing Market is to take place at the Pulteney Centre in Wick on Saturday, 21st October 2017.

The event follows on from the success of the first market held in the same venue in April last year which was attended by around 170 people.

This year there are 23 stalls offering information on health and wellbeing services that can be accessed by Caithness residents.

Organised by the Caithness Health Improvement Forum with Caithness Voluntary Group (CVG),  Pulteneytown People’s Project (PPP) and NHS Highland, the market  will run from 11am to 3pm.

The aim is to showcase the wide range of opportunities available locally to benefit general health as well as mental, spiritual, emotional and social wellbeing.

Stallholders will include Befriending Caithness, LGOWIT, the fire and rescue service, Caithness Rural Transport, Caithness and Sutherland Women’s Aid and NHS Health Improvement.

The Wick MS Therapy Centre will have information on its centre at the ‘Braehead’, Wick, and a list of conditions that the hyperbaric chamber may help with. Albyn Housing will have a stall with information on Money Matters Highland, a lottery-funded project that provides advice on how to save money online.

Inclusion Scotland will have a representative there whose key responsibility is to administer the Highland Localisation and Empowerment Project, funded by the Equality Unit at the Scottish Government. The core responsibilities are human rights and promoting a social model for disability.

Creativity In Care will be present too. It is a community interest company focusing on wellness by using the arts in a range of community learning programmes for positive dementia care and mental health recovery. Family learning programmes are also delivered. It is a partner in the Highland Mental Health and Arts Festival and works every year with Caithness Mental Health Support Group.

PPP will have information about its service assisting people with benefits and budgeting, as well as a service that it starting soon for older people in the community.

There will also be Zumba demonstrations and taster sessions in Reiki and Boccia – a game similar to bowls with soft balls for people of all abilities and suitable for those with health conditions.

Event co-ordinator Yvonne Hendry, from CVG, said: “We are hoping to build on the success of last year’s event. It was really well attended and the feedback from the public and stallholders was very positive.”

Further information

Mark Scruton 
Communications manager 
01463 704876