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Promoting health walk-in centres

PUBLISHED: 16:51 31 March 2008 | UPDATED: 10:46 11 August 2010

THE use of walk-in centres was promoted at a special health fair in Barking. The well-attended event took-place in Kingsbridge Gardens on Friday, March 28, and was aimed at encouraging residents to use the state-of-the-art walk in centres across the borou

THE use of walk-in centres was promoted at a special health fair in Barking.

The well-attended event took-place in Kingsbridge Gardens on Friday, March 28, and was aimed at encouraging residents to use the state-of-the-art walk in centres across the borough.

The event also highlighted talking therapies to aid mental health, healthy eating, keeping active, building relationships, caring for others, relaxation and good work-life balance.

Organisers of the event were the BME healthy Living Initiatives Partnership, a local strategy to promote the health of ethnic minority groups, and the Ethnic Minority Partnership Agency (EMPA). The fair was partly funded by Barking & Dagenham Primary Care Trust.

The Guest Speaker and the area representative for Gascoigne ward Councillor McKenzie said: "I am proud to host this health fayre in my ward. I applaud the organisers the sponsors of this event. I am sure it will go along way to encourage more people to make use of the health facilities in the borough.

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