A #wellbeing approach networking event took place in Durham last Friday (30 September), as part of County Durham’s Joint Health and Wellbeing strategy – where one of our iHV Fellows, Hilary Earl, secured a stand to promote health visiting as well as the iHV and her local Ready Steady Mums group.
Gill O’Neill, the interim director of public health in County Durham, made the opening remarks at the event that has been 2 years in the planning .
The event also coincided with the Macmillan fundraising week, which was well supported.
Attendees enjoyed several carousel-style workshops – learning about local health initiatives ranging from Health Trainers and Community Parents to Health Visitors and School nursing services.
With the focus on wellbeing, there were energising activities throughout the day for the delegates.
The iHV stand was well visited and the resources were popular. Plus Hilary used the opportunity to promote their local Ready Steady Mums group in Spennymoor.
It was fabulous networking and a great example of excellent joint working with our commissoners.