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Journal 11 May

Miscellany

Stories, comments, notices, tweets & links curated daily.

Formby and Brexit

Where do you stand, is it better in or better out?. Have you changed your mind since the referendum?

Southport Festival

Catch a fantastical ride with Pif Paf

Open Britain in Formby

We are the Sefton branch of Open Britain, the cross party group which is leading the campaign against a hard Brexit.

Spring Art Exhibition

Formby Association of Artists are holding a Spring Art Exhibition today from 9.30 to 4.30

Alice in Wonderland

Looks like and exciting summer theme at The Atkinson

Calling all storytellers

Sefton Council wants to hear from you, have you got a story?

Got your tickets?

If your planning to go then order your tickets before they run out

Happy with the NHS?

Or do you want changes or improvements? Here's an opportunity to explain your ideas.

Previous Miscellany Stories

 


Menopause lounge 11 June

Menopause experts are offering locals the chance to drop in for another free advice session on June 11, at the May Logan Centre, Bootle.

Paula BriggsLed by Southport and Ormskirk hospitals consultant Dr Paula Briggs, the team will provide up to date information about treatment options, alternative strategies for coping and current drug trials.

Alongside Dr Briggs will be a specialist nurse and “expert patients”.  Small group discussions will be possible following a series of very brief presentations.  A recently published booklet, written by Dr. Briggs, will be given to all those who attend.  The booklet pulls together the latest advice for women experiencing the menopause.

Dr Briggs explains:

“We know that this can be a difficult time of life for women and their families.  Our recent research suggested that women are experiencing a serious impact up to 20 days each month.  A worrying 50 per cent said they tended to spend more time alone, and over 80 per cent were avoiding sex. This has a serious impact on relationships with 75 per cent admitting it has caused problems.

“Help is available, but many women wait years before seeking it out.  Here at Southport hospital we have a menopause clinic, which women from all over the region, not just Sefton, can attend with a GP referral.

“We hope that this event will help to provide women with the right information. Once they feel empowered, they can make good choices to ensure that they enjoy the best of health at this stage in life.”

Menopause Lounge takes place on Tuesday 11 June at 6pm at the May Logan Centre in Bootle. No booking required simply turn up on the day.

 


Hunt for the winning rock

Paula
Join us in the Race To Find The Winning Rock and the chance to win a £30 Amazon Voucher.

Over the Bank Holiday Weekend of Saturday 25th May 2019, we will be hiding some bright and colourful rocks for you to find in some of our favourite Canine Adventure Trails around Formby.

Follow the instructions on the rocks. Take a picture and share it on Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) using the hashtag #paulaspetservices.

One special rock has a different message on the back.

The first person to find it, post it on social media using #Paulaspetservices will win a £30 Amazon Voucher to spend on whatever you choose.

Read our Terms and conditions on our website www.paulaspetservices.co.uk

 


Macmillan to hold a family fun day

Team Photo March 2018
Southport and Formby Macmillan Cancer Information Centre are doing something a bit different this summer to support children and young people whose lives are affected by cancer, with a free family fun event on Saturday 22 June.

Taking place from 1 pm - 4 pm at The Salvation Army, Shakespeare Street, Southport and Formby residents are invited to come along.

As well as some entertaining and free activities, the event is a chance for the team from the Macmillan Centre to raise awareness of the support available to children, whether they have a close relative who has had cancer, is undergoing treatment, or has passed away.

The afternoon will give children, parents and carers the opportunity to speak to relevant professionals such as Child Bereavement UK, Access Sefton, Parenting 2000, Sefton Carers and Queenscourt Hospice.

Tanya Mulvey, Macmillan Information and Support Centre manager at the centre, said:

“We wanted to do something specifically for children so that they can have access to the help that they might need whether they have lost someone to cancer or have a relative who has cancer. There will be craft activities, a dance workshop, mindfulness and yoga for all the family to relax and enjoy. The event will be opened at 1pm by a special guest from Starkidz.

“We’ve also been given a signed football from Everton Football Club which will be up for a prize in our free raffle draw on the day. Myself and colleagues from the centre will also be available on the day to talk to adults about the practical and emotional support we can offer.”

Dr Graeme Allan, Macmillan GP and NHS Southport and Formby CCG cancer clinical lead, said:

“It’s so important that families and carers are aware of the help they can access for their children which is the main reason for planning this event. We hope everyone who attends has an enjoyable day and that the information and resources provided will be useful, either now or in the future.

“We are hoping that as well as giving children and their families the chance to see how they can get support it will also raise awareness of the centre in Southport for those affected by cancer.”

Refreshments will be provided for adults and there will be party food for children on the day. Parents/guardians are asked to stay with the children during the afternoon. Booking is essential, to book your place please call the centre on 01704 533024 or email sfccg.macmillancic@nhs.net.

Set up by Macmillan Cancer Support, NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and St Marks Medical Centre, Southport and Formby Macmillan Information & Support Centre are located on 20 Stanley Street. Those affected by cancer, whether it be them directly or a friend or family member are invited to pop in anytime for a chat or you can visit: www.southportmacmillancentre.org.uk