25 October 2023

East Hampshire & Havant Voluntary Sector Health & Wellbeing Forum – Wednesday 18 October 2023

Networking & Market Place Voluntary Sector Health & Wellbeing Forum

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The annual East Hampshire and Havant face to face Voluntary Sector Health & Wellbeing Forum was held on Tuesday 18 October 2023, at East Hampshire District Offices, Petersfield – with c52 attendees.  

There were c18 Health & Wellbeing Forum member organisations represented – who provided a range of valuable information via their ‘Market Stalls’.  

Following on from attendees being welcomed, Community First’s Health & Wellbeing Manager, Jackie Hartless, began by launching the new Voluntary Sector Health & Wellbeing Forum logo! Jackie then provided both a countywide and an East Hampshire and Havant, Community and Voluntary Sector update.  

The Hampshire, Southampton & IoW, Integrated Care Board’s brief update was read on their behalf by Angela Gill, Community First’s Facilitator. It provided an explanation and  update, on the ICB’s current remodelling. 

Ruth Forrest, from the Cosham & District Branch of Parkinsons’ UK, then described what is on offer at their informal coffee morning style group meetings, who they are for, when & where they meet… Ruth concluded by explaining why the Support Group is valuable and important, with a ‘call to action’ – for more referrals also, for some local guest speakers to come along to present too. 

Theresa Pratt, CEO, Blue Lamp Trust, highlighted about the Bobby scheme and their valuable safety & security checks also, the equipment that is available for vulnerable adults. 

Finally, Jenny Hatfield, Treasurer, Petersfield Stroke Support Group, briefly presented about what the Support Group offers, how it works, and when & where it meets.  

The Health & Wellbeing Forum finished with members providing updates about their local services and/or up & coming events. There was then an opportunity for Health & Wellbeing Forum members to network before the Health & Wellbeing Forum closed. 

You can view the other photos from the day here

Find out more about the East Hampshire and Havant Voluntary Sector Health & Wellbeing Forum


The forthcoming East Hampshire and Havant Voluntary Sector Health & Wellbeing Forum Webinars will be: 

Thursday 7 December 2023, 1-2pm – ‘Young People’s Wellbeing Services’ 

Tuesday 6 February 2024, 1-2pm (virtual) 

For more information, please contact Jane Bray: healthforums@cfirst.org.uk

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