‘Stronger, healthier, better together’ webinar series continues with celebrity speakers

Posted on: 5 February 2021

The latest in a series of community resilience webinars hosted by West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (WY&H HCP) takes place on Friday 26 February.CR Event (Feb 21) Eventbrite Header.jpg

The third in the ‘Stronger, healthier, better together’ event series will bring together voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) colleagues and other stakeholders from across West Yorkshire and Harrogate to talk about community resilience before, during COVID-19 and moving forward.

The webinar will be hosted by Rob Webster (WY&H HCP CEO Lead); and Hilary Thompson (Chairperson of Third Sector Leaders Kirklees and Lead for Harnessing the Power of Communities).

Speakers will share their thoughts and learning about how their individual resilience has inspired community action. Guest speakers who have donated their time include Jimmy Gittins (ex-rugby league player and speaker for State of Mind mental health charity); Sajeed Mahmood, Women’s Activity Centre, Halifax; Julian Norton (British veterinary surgeon, author and TV personality)and International Mixed Ability Sports (IMAS) founders and experts by experience.

Rob Webster said: “Our VCSE partners and communities are crucial partners in the work of our Partnership. Bringing colleagues together to listen, learn and share gives them the opportunity to catch their breath from the amazing work they have been doing for others, and for us to consider what more support is needed for the sector and local organisations. Working alongside local communities, sporting heroes, council colleagues, voluntary community organisations and many others is essential in our battle against health inequalities and the covid-19 epidemic”.

Hilary Thompson said: “Our resilience events are designed to promote new ways of thinking about how we can help ourselves and others – never more needed than in times such as this pandemic. We are grateful to everyone who has given their time to make this an inspiring and exciting event including our speakers, VCSE partners and volunteers.”

Registrations are open via this link until Friday 19 February. The event will also be filmed lived from www.wyhpartnership.co.uk


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