The Health Agency

Become a Member of The Health Agency

Would you like to join a group of people determined to make a difference to the lives of local people?

Do you live locally in Wester Hailes or South West Edinburgh?

Members are at the heart of our work. By becoming a Member you’ll be able to play a part in what we do and help make a difference to the lives of everyone we support through all of our projects and services. If you are over 16 years old and live locally in South West Edinburgh you can become a Member of The Health Agency. This membership entitles you to vote at our AGM and if you want to, stand for election onto our Board. Members also elect people to serve as Directors and take decisions in relation to changes to the articles themselves.

For more information or to request an application form call us on 0131 453 9400 or email siobhan@thehealthagencyorg.uk  

CommuniTea Workshops Coming Up!

The Wester Hailes Community Herbal Clinic will run free complimentary ‘CommuniTea’ workshops around herbalism, foraging and health. If you have ever wondered what the buzz around fermented food is about? Heard of Sauerkraut & Kimchi but not sure what they are? You eat them regularly but you would like to find out how to easily make your own? Come along to learn about the health benefits of fermented foods and make your own jar to take home.

A few different types of fermentation will be discussed, focusing on fermenting veggies, herbs and spices into delicious condiments to supplement your diet. Bring a clean jam jar and some positive energy!

Link to the Event.

Tips for staying healthy

Health All Round has put together some tips below to focus on.

Nutrition

Try to watch what you eat! Make sure you are having some fruit and healthier snacks. Remember, fresh, frozen, tinned fruit, and veg all count and will give our bodies vital doses of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

Activity

Try to do a little bit of activity every day! Our classes will help you achieve the recommended 30 minutes a day. However, there are plenty of other options that you can access. Be careful that the classes you choose are appropriate for your level. It is very easy to sit for long periods, so make sure you get up and move around your home once every hour!

Sleep

At this time it may be easy to slip out of normal routines so try to stay in your sleep routine. Sleep is really important for our immune system and our overall health and wellbeing. Look at ways to get a better night’s sleep. Rather than reading at night which requires a light being on, why not try a podcast or audiobook?

Fresh Air

If you can’t get out for a walk, try and still get some fresh air every now and then. Open a window wide, use your back garden space if you can. Just take 5 – 10 minutes to get fresh air

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Why not use this week to focus on one of these tips and set some goals to work towards. Let us know how you get on! If you would like any further advice please get in touch.

WHO answers your Covid-19 questions!

At the beginning of March 2020, WHO launched a messaging service partnering with WhatsApp and Facebook to keep people safe from the coronavirus. This easy-to-use service enables WHO to give information directly to the people that need it. From government leaders to health workers and family and friends, this messaging service will provide the latest news and information on coronavirus including details on symptoms and how people can protect themselves and others. It also provides the latest situation reports and numbers in real-time to help government decision-makers protect the health of their populations.

The service opens a conversation on WhatsApp. Users can simply type “hi” to activate the conversation, prompting a menu of options that can help answer their questions about COVID-19.