Health awareness workshops success at Asha

Asha Neighbourhood Project organised three workshops relating to Covid-19, Cancer and End of Life Care in December 2021.

The awareness sessions helped us talk about health issues, domestic abuse and safeguarding, supporting change, celebrating survivors, and learn about those who have tragically lost their lives to Covid-19, domestic violence and cancer.

Participants learned about signs and symptoms, NHS screening, ways to reduce risk, how to get a check if someone has Covid-19, NHS Covid-19 pass, Self-isolation and treatments for Covid-19, using the NHS and other Health services, the importance of early detection, different types of domestic abuse, what is healthy relationship, organisations that can help with domestic abuse.

The participants discussed their choice of life care plans for self and for loved ones, the importance of comfort and dignity, support for family and loved ones and a holistic approach to care.

One of the women who attended said:

“When I had one of my breasts removed I felt it was the end of life for me. I felt less women. But now I feel blessed my cancer was detected early for me to get help and information. I have not been able to find any support group for ethnic minority women suffering from cancer in Leeds.”


This post was written by Tahena Ahmed

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