Year 2003 and Before
Outreach Health Talks in December
16-17 December 2003
Two outreach health talks were held, in Colindale and in Southampton. They were both well received by the Chinese communities.
Christmas luncheon party
45 older people attended our Christmas luncheon party in Birmingham.
Multi-region Christmas Party
9 December 2003
170 older people, carers and women turned up at our multi-region Christmas event in Manchester.
World Aids Day
The World Aids Day campaign was co-organised with the Soho NHS Walk-in Centre. More than 240 AIDS & HIV disease leaflets, red ribbons and condoms were handed out in London China Town to raise awareness. Over 300 people visited our exhibition stall at the Soho NHS Walk-in Centre.
Coventry Chinese Health Day
This event was held in the Coventry Jesus Centre. Activities included health information stalls and health check on cholesterol, blood pressure and sugar level.
Leicester First Aid Worksop
We held a one day first aid training workshop for the Chinese community in the Leicester area. Over 60 parents and children attended the workshop, which was organised in partnership with the St John Ambulance, Leicester Chinese Community Centre and Wai Yin Chinese Women Society. It was partly funded by the New Opportunity Fund.
Sheffield Chinese Health Day
This event was held in St Mary's Community Centre. Activities included health checks, health talks, a healthy cooking demonstration and smoking cessation stall.
Manchester World Mental Health Day
From 6-Oct-2003 to 12-Oct-2003
This event was held in partnership with the Chinese Health Information Centre (CHIC) and Wai Yin Chinese Women Society, funded by the Community Chest Fund. More than 400 people visited our Mental Health Campaign Stall set up in Manchester.
The event activities were divided into two parts. Part 1 included a 2-days Community Mental Health Training Course. Course seminars included: Understanding Depression, Manic depression, Deliberate self-harm, Anxiety and the use of Psychotic Drugs.
Part 2 activities included Creative artwork, Tai Chi, Head massage Demonstration, Chinese calligraphy, and free blood pressure checks.
North London Mid-Autumn Festival Stall
From 12-Sep-2003 to 14-Sep-2003
North London Chinese Community Association invited us to participate in their 3-day Mid-Autumn Festival event taking place at the Oriental City, Colindale. We set up a stall to promote our Centre, give out free health promotion leaflets and video tapes, and provide free blood glucose, body mass index and blood pressure checks.
This event was organised by the North London Chinese Association.
Manchester Chinese Health Day
This event was held in Yang Sing Restaurant. Activities included health check and health talks on coronary heart disease and healthy diet.
Birmingham Health Talk: Positive Life For Elderly
A one hour health talk held in the Chinese Community Centre, Birmingham. The aim was to raise the awareness of positive living in the elderly.
The content of the talk include retirement life, physical & psychological well being and family relationship & social life.
Basic Counselling Course
A counselling training course was offered free to the Chinese community in the Doncaster area. It was held in the Doncaster Chinese Learning & Resource Centre and taught by Ms Caroline Howard - Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist.
It was run jointly by the Doncaster Chinese Learning & Resource Centre and our centre; and funded by the New Opportunity Fund.
Leeds Chinese Health Day
This event was held in Woodhouse Community Centre. Activities included MOT health checks and health talks.
London First Aid Training
From May-2003 to Jul-2003
This training programme was run jointly by our London centre and St. John Ambulance. It comprised of 6 training sessions, with each session lasting for 2 hours.
It gave participants a chance to learn life-saving skills, which they can use in everyday life - at home, on the road or on holiday. The training began in May 2003, seven participants passed their assessment on 13 Jul 2003.
Birmingham Elderly Health Awareness Day
This event was held in Trident Housing Association. Activities included blood pressure tests, a healthy cooking demonstration and health stalls.
North London Chinese Health Day
This event was held in Oriental City, Colindale. Activities included health checks, medical advice and health talks (topics on coronary heart diseases & mental health fitness).
Chinese Health Bus
Sep-2002 & Jan-2001
This project was held twice in Chinatown, London. A Camden and Islington council's Health Bus was arranged to park in Chinatown on two Sundays. Free medical check, including blood tests, blood pressure check, smokelyser checks, along with massage was offered to general public. Leaflets covering various health subjects were dispatched as well.
Well Man Clinic Pilot
10-Jun-2002 & May-2001
The Centre ran a pilot drop-in clinic for men, offering a general health check-up, urine analysis and referral to a hepatitis B screening/vaccination clinic.
Moon-Cake & Lantern-Making Classes
To celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, our centre in conjunction with the V&A Museum ran moon cake and lantern-making classes for adults and children.
Health & Social Benefits Advice for Refugees & Homeless
From Jul-2001 to Oct-2003
An advisory service was launched for Chinese refugees and homeless people by Chinese Information & Advice Centre (CIAC) and our centre. This service was available every Monday at our London centre.
This service is still available at CIAC, address: Lower Ground Floor, London Chinatown Market, 71-73 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0NE. Contact tel no: 08453 131 868.
London First Aid Training
This training programme was run jointly by our London centre and St. John Ambulance. It gave the local Chinese community a chance to learn life-saving skills, which they can use in everyday life - at home, on the road or on holiday.
Physical Activities for Inner City Children
A programme of activities for Chinese children living in the inner city, giving them the opportunity to participate in a physical activity such as swimming, and going on outings. The aim was to improve health and fitness levels amongst children who otherwise may not have had the opportunity to do such activities.
Drug & Mental Health Conference
Over 70 statutory and community workers attended a conference held in the NHS Soho Centre for Health and Care which addressed the issue of drugs and mental health in the Chinese community.
Chinese New Year Stalls
As part of the Chinese New Year celebration, we had an information stall set up in London's Chinatown. In addition, calligraphy was sold to the public.
Reminiscence Project with the V&A Museum
Chinese elders were invited to view and discuss photographs of old Hong Kong and China. The discussion was filmed and formed part of an exhibition.
World Aids Day
From 2000 to 2002
Staff at CNHLC joined forces with the NHS Soho Centre for Health and Care to promote world AIDS Day by giving out free condoms, ribbons and leaflets in Chinese.