In the Health Department, we aim to cater for body, mind and soul; we endeavour to cultivate the health of the whole person. As we educate people in this area, we hope they will share and spread this knowledge, encouraging others to a healthier a life style.
This is an acronym for a healthier life style (nutrition, exercise, water, sunlight, temperance, air, rest and trust). An important part of Health Ministries is prevention. Early detection, screening and preventative interventions are promoted to help people protect against health risk. The department tries to keep updated on policies and targets, ensuring that good practice is implemented.
We are part of our headquarters’, the British Union Conference, Health Ministries team, which operates in England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland. However, our department’s scope of action spans across 190 communities in the South of England.
In order to promote health effectively, we have developed the following programmes:
First Aid Training
CHIP (Coronary Health Improvement Project)
Breath Free (Smoking Cessation)
Mental Health First Aid
Management of Diabetes
Management of Hypertension
Health Improvement (CELEBRATIONS Framework)
These programmes are centered on individuals as we try to empower each person to live healthier lives. Some programmes consist of short demonstrations and health checks, others last a few weeks and focus on skills, knowledge and behavioral change. To ensure a successful outcome there is a follow up process for every individual. For example, after health counseling some individuals are signposted to statutory bodies, such as their GP, and voluntary sector organisations, such as Alcoholics Anonymous.