Health & Wellbeing

Talks to attend and reports to read on Health and Wellbeing themes of interest to u3a members.

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Coordinator:  Julia Bate - 01744 883086 and

This Group affords an opportunity for our u3a members to attend talks on health and wellbeing  topics.

Do take a few minutes to check below to view Julia’s comprehensive Health and Wellbeing Reports from meetings with the Patient Safety and the Patient and Public Involvement Groups attached to the North West Coast NHS Innovation Agency via video conferencing. They are interesting and informative whether attended by video conferencing or in person.

Last Updated on June 20, 2022

“Ageing Better” Research Project

Our latest Guest Visitors at Horizons – Dr Dorothy Tse and Dr Nicola Van Rijsbergen – came from Edge Hill University to tell us about their interesting and relevant research titled Ageing Better  aimed at promoting  “healthy ageing and behavioural change within communities”.

The dates and venues for the workshops are as follows:

Dementia and Memory: 30th September, Scout Hut at Christchurch 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Physical Activity and Active Mind: 21st October, St Michael’s Church Hall, Church Lane 10am – 12pm

Emotional Health, Ageing and the Social World: 11th November, St Michael’s Church Hall, Church Lane 10am – 12pm

If you would like to get involved in this project, please contact our Health & Wellbeing Group Leader, Julia.

Click on the poster for more detail on this exciting opportunity and Julia’s email address.

If you missed the introductory talk at Horizons on 27 May, here is the Presentation from our Guest Visitors.



Last Updated on June 21, 2022

Health & Wellbeing Reports

Member, Julia Bate is Coordinator for the Health & Wellbeing Group which provides occasional talks on relevant topics for members to attend.

Additionally, Julia herself attends and reports back on regular meetings with the Patient Safety and the Patient and Public Involvement Groups attached to the North West Coast NHS Innovation Agency.  Interesting and comprehensive reports from these meetings are listed below. These meetings continue to be either face-to-face or via video-conferencing.

For further information, email Julia on:



  • June meeting – Music therapy, Genomic medicine, Endoscopy alternative, Medication review and Self-monitoring of blood pressure
  • May Meeting – self-referral to consultants using an App; spotting patients with severe asthma
  • April Meeting – Update on alcohol withdrawal project; Cardiac Network and Websites helping with management and prevention of heart disease; Blood pressure testing in barbers’ shops
  • March meeting – Update on Back Pain Management App; Chatbot with Mental Health Advice; Patient Safety (Opioid withdrawal and Medication review)
  • February meeting – Pillow with a hole; Back pain management App; Menopause Consultancy
  • January meeting – Influenza; Mental Health safety; Lipid management



Last Updated on June 22, 2022