Publish date: 16 May 2024

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[Image above shows a table displaying various Trust dementia information]

On Monday 13 May, Hounslow's Older People's Mental Health Services (OPMHS), the Specialist Older Adult Mental Health Services (SOAMHS), and Cognitive Impairment and Dementia Service (CIDS) link worker teams from Tier 1 Outreach at West London NHS Trust joined forces to make a significant impact at the 'Living Well with Dementia' event. Hosted by CARE-UK, the event took place in Syon Park’s Great Conservatory area.

The event aimed to raise awareness of NHS-based services while encouraging community outreach. Both teams set up stalls aimed at showcasing the extensive support available to Hounslow residents. The event not only served as an educational platform but also provided a valuable networking opportunity, with various partner agencies contributing to the cause.

The turnout exceeded expectations, with nearly 200 attendees making their way to Syon Park. OPMHS staff engaged with nearly half of the attendees. Meanwhile, the SOAMHS team offered interactive activities such as arts and craft sessions, which received an overwhelmingly positive response. Attendees were also treated to a range of wellness offerings, including Chair Yoga, Qigong, and Sound Healing, courtesy of other community services.

A highlight of the event was a poignant talk by Robin Thomson on the topic of "Living with Alzheimer's," which provided invaluable insights and support to those affected by the condition.

The event proved to be very successful and served as a powerful platform to connect with the community while promoting health and wellbeing initiatives. 

Congratulations to the Hounslow Team for their dedication and exemplary service to the community. Their collaborative efforts continue to make a meaningful difference in enhancing the lives of residents and for those living with dementia.

Well done, Hounslow Team!