Volunteers knit over 70 scarves helping residents to breathe easy this winter in #scarfie campaign

Volunteers at Castle Point Association of Voluntary Services have kindly knitted over 70 scarves that will be donated to keep local residents with respiratory conditions well this winter as part of a #Scarfie campaign.

Health professionals across mid and south Essex have joined forces with Asthma UK in the #Scarfie campaign that hopes to encourage people with Asthma, COPD and other respiratory illnesses to wear a scarf this winter to ease their breathing and keep well.

Breathe easy this winter – join in with #Scarfie

Health professionals across mid and south Essex are encouraging people with respiratory conditions to stay well this winter by joining in with a new campaign #Scarfie launching this winter.

#Scarfie hopes to encourage people with Asthma, COPD and other respiratory illnesses to wear a scarf this winter to ease their breathing and keep well.

Open the door to self-care with local NHS advent calendar

To help people in our area Live Well this Christmas and embrace self-care, health professionals across mid and south Essex are launching a video advent calendar. It’s aimed at raising awareness of key winter health risks and offers advice on local health services available over the Christmas period – as well as general self-care advice.

Join us from December 1st and open a new door on our advent calendar every to find out top tips on keeping warm in the cold weather, how to keep active, where to go if you’re feeling stressed or worried during the festive season and how to avoid giving the gift of a tummy bug by cooking the turkey correctly!

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