Free virtual Minority Ethnic Communities Health Fair will focus on Covid-19 and Wellbeing

This year, the popular Minority Ethnic Communities (MEC) Health Fair, usually held in Cardiff, will take place online via Zoom on Thursday 29 October 2020 from 10 am – 2 pm and all are welcome to attend.

The theme of this year’s fair is ‘Covid-19 and Wellbeing’ and people will have the opportunity to join half hour sessions on topics such as Bereavement, Mindfulness for Young People, Diabetes Prevention, Mentoring, Welfare and Finance, and Salsa. There will also be a  Question and Answer session with health professionals.

Places at the MEC Health Fair can be booked on Eventbrite here

Sujatha Thaladi, Chair of the MEC Health Fair Steering group said: “We look forward to people joining us at our free online MEC Health Fair. This year because of Covid-19 restrictions, we are unable to meet face to face but we are delighted to offer this opportunity for people to find out ways of improving their health and wellbeing at our Zoom event.

“Covid-19 has had a disproportionate impact on BAME people in Wales; at the event people will also be able take part in a discussion on any concerns they may have around coronavirus and ways to promote health messages to minority ethnic communities.

“We would like to thank all the organisations that have worked together to ensure that we have been able to adapt and to hold this important event this year – Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, CAVAMH, C3SC, CCAWS, Diabetes UK Cymru, Diverse Cymru, indu Council Wales, Race Equality First, Sight Cymru, The Mentor Ring and Women Connect First.”

The MEC Fair is aimed at BAME people but all are welcome to attend.

For more information please contact esther.weller@sightcymru.org.uk or call 01495 763650 or sujatha.thaladi@MentorRing.org.uk

 
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