My name is Kieran Coyle and I am the new Sustrans Active Travel Workplace Officer for the Northwest area. I would like this opportunity to introduce myself.
We find ourselves in challenging times with the current evolving COVID -19 situation, I am here to support you with your allowance of daily exercise. People are taking the opportunity now to pull out bikes from garages and sheds and get on their bikes. They are now realising the benefits of walking and cycling to relieve the stress of the current lockdown.
Hello all! I am a physiotherapist working in Altnagelvin. I'm delighted to join the team of health champions as I feel looking after your health is one of the most important things we can do. There's loads of things that we can do to improve our health and wellbeing, but as well as the things we can do, I feel there are many aspects in the world that we live that need improved to improve our health. This has gotten me very involved in the local environmental movements, for clean air, rail travel and zero waste.
I have lived experience of mental health issues and my ethos is to help others by sharing my journey of recovery. Prior to joining the Innovation Recovery Project as a Peer Educator. I had been volunteering with the Western Health and Social Care Trust Recovery College since May 2014. My experience involves co-producing, co-delivering workshops, promotional events and telling my recovery story. This has re-enforced my passion for recovery through education, due to the fact that my own recovery was aided with learning about my own mental health.
Peer Educator, Innovation Recovery Project, Western Hub.
Hi all, my name is Sandra Semple and I am a Health Improvement Officer. I have a varied role that includes coordinating and delivering a lot of training and awareness sessions and campaigns that includes; falls prevention, positive ageing, men’s cancer awareness and female breast cancer awareness. I provide the cancer awareness sessions for staff, workplaces and community groups.
If your department is interested in having a cancer awareness session give me a call on 217137.
We are your Community Food and Nutrition Team. We work across the Trust providing training, workshops and information on nutrition to lots of different groups. We also run the staff ‘Choose to Lose’ 12 week weight loss programme. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to find out more about our work. We are passionate about helping people make the best nutrition choices to improve their health.
‘I watch what I think and what I eat and my life improves’
In 2017 I successfully completed the WHSCT ‘Couch to 5K’. I am happy to say I have continued with my passion of running, it is slightly addictive! As soon as I completed the programme I joined a local Running Club here in the City – Reach and I have never looked back!
I am a Mammographer in the WHSCT Breast Screening Unit, based in Altnagelvin, but working throughout the trust area on the Mobile Breast screening Units. I oversee the Quality Assurance (QA) for our department and have involvement with Health Promotion in Breast Screening.
I have signed up to be a Health Champion for selfish reasons - to ensure my own focus on my own wellbeing.
Working in Health & Social Care we all know a great deal about health and wellbeing, but most of us are prone to neglect our responsibility to ourselves. Although I'm not convinced that focusing on ourselves as individuals is the full story, as the people we work alongside are an enormous part of making the working day enjoyable.