Buzzing Wellbeing event in Greenwich

1. Greenwich Wellbeing event - Matthew Foulsham & Katy Grazebrook at Greenwich Wellbeing event

Oxleas was at the forefront of the really buzzing Wellbeing Event organised by Greenwich Council on Friday 11 February.

Trust staff presented seminars, manned stalls and generally made themselves useful at the day long event held at Woolwich Town Hall.

The event was aimed at health professionals and the public to help raise awareness of the importance of mental wellbeing, the destigmatisation of mental health issues and to promote the way people access therapy and care.

Dr Adrian Treloar, who has been appointed Clinical Director for Oxleas’ new Older Adults Directorate from 1 April, presented a seminar called ‘Older People, Mental Health and Dementia’. In a lively question and answer session Dr Treloar touched upon the care provided in some care homes. He said: “Sometimes the amount of social care we provide is just as important as the clinical care we provide.” And he also expressed concern at the turnover of staff at some care homes.

There were a number of seminars, hosted by experts in their field, many from the trust. Matthew Foulsham, Service Manager with Greenwich Time to Talk (GTTT) and his colleague, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Katy Grazebrook, outlined the services GTTT can provide. It first opened for business in 2009 and aims to Improve Access to Psychological Therapies, from its base in Eltham High Street.

Perhaps the most vibrant and illuminating part of the event was in the public hall where people could wander in out of the rain and visit up to 30 stalls. It really was alive with the chatter of people asking questions and exchanging information. The fair offered advice on services and resources from a wide variety of providers: Oxleas; Greenwich Council; NHS Greenwich; the voluntary and private sector.

Oxleas’ Linda Pearce, Service User and Carer Consultation Manager, with the Greenwich Social Inclusion Team and Japleen Kaur, Social Inclusion Project Manager, helped man one of the stalls. Japleen said: “There’s been a good turn out today, despite the bad weather this morning.”

Organiser Robert Bridgewater, Principal Performance Officer with Greenwich Council's Adults and Older Peoples Services said he was delighted with the success of the day.

2. Greenwich Wellbeing event - Dr Adrian Treloar at Greenwich Wellbeing event
3. Greenwich Wellbeing Event - Crowds around the Greenwich Time to Talk stand at the Greenwich Wellbeing event
4. Greenwich Wellbeing event - Japleen Kaur, Linda Pearce and Nicki Akintola-Oni at the Greenwich Wellbeing event

Captions

Caption 1. Matthew Foulsham, Service Manager with Greenwich Time to Talk (GTTT) and his colleague, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Katy Grazebrook, outlined the services GTTT can provide.

Caption 2. Dr Adrian Treloar, who has been appointed Clinical Director for Oxleas’ new Older Adults Directorate from 1 April, presented a seminar called ‘Older People, Mental Health and Dementia’.

Caption 3. The Greenwich Time to Talk stand was a popular destination for members of the public.

Caption 4. Linda Pearce, Service User and Carer Consultation Manager, with the Greenwich Social Inclusion Team; Japleen Kaur, Social Inclusion Project Manager and volunteer Nicki Akintola-Oni, helped man one of the stalls.

Published on 11th February 2011