Promoting Family Health & Wellbeing


This lecture included a photographic exhibition of earlier events and promoted family health and wellbeing with special tributes to two outstanding community workers Valerie Forde and Betty Carter, who worked for many years in various voluntary organisations in the borough.

The programme included talks on the ‘Psychological impact of cancers on the individual and the family’ given by Eleanor Hitchman, End of Life Care-Psychologist at Newham PCT. Nazma Sheikh from Newham PCT lifesavers project gave a talk titled ‘On the sunny side of the street’. And Head chef Barrington Palmer of Palmer’s catering ltd gave a presentation on the preparation and cooking of healthy Caribbean meals for lifestyle changes with food samples to taste.

Personal tributes and testimonies were given by family, friends and work colleagues of Betty Carter and Valerie Forde. The event was chaired by Marie Gabriel, massages were provided by Caryl Xavier and stalls on health promotion were displayed by CYANA and The Association of Prostate Awareness.

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