Partners to host health festival in Millom to share advice on health and wellbeing

Date posted: 21st May 2021

The Choice is Yours Festival will be held across four different venues from 10am-3pm on the following dates: 

  • Week 1: Haverigg Cricket Club, Haverigg, Millom, LA18 4EW (Monday 31 May – Friday 4 June) 
  • Week 2: Millom Rugby Union Football Club, Haverigg, Millom LA18 4GY (Monday 7 June – Friday 11 June) 
  • Week 3: Millom Rugby League Football Club, Coronation Field, Devonshire Road, Millom, LA18 4PG (Monday 14 June – Friday 18 June) 
  • Week 4: Millom Cricket Club, Millom, LA18 5DW (Monday 21 June – Saturday 26 June). 

There will be activities for all ages including arts and crafts, smoothie making and cooking classes. Advice stalls and workshops will be on offer from a range of organisations including West Cumbria Carers, Hope and Cope, Mind Furness and Men in Sheds.  

Inspirational speaker Kevin Porter will carry out group and individual sessions on addiction, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression and anxiety. You can find out more about Kevin on his website here.  

A full timetable for the festival is available here

Jenny Riley, Development Lead for Millom Integrated Care Community (ICC), said: “We are thrilled to be able to bring such a large and exciting festival to Millom and Haverigg this year. There are some really exciting stalls and guest speakers/ presenters to make sure there is something for everyone. We have split the festival over four sites to ensure everyone has the opportunity to visit us at least once.  

“This has taken a phenomenal amount of organising and planning and we hope the community thoroughly enjoy it.” 

Dr Andy Knox, Director of Population Health and Engagement for Bay Health and Care Partners, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for people living in Millom to talk to health, care and community professionals about how they can improve their physical and mental health and wellbeing.” 

The festival, which is free to the public, has been organised by Millom Integrated Care Community (ICC) in partnership with Cumbria County Council, Copeland Borough Council, Active Cumbria, Around the Combe Volunteers and a Patient Participation Group. 

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