On February 23rd, 2022, an event is taking place at Namji Xscape with a focus on women’s health in ethnic communities.
It is a well-known fact that Naseem Khan is an advocate of women so when she was approached by Healthwatch MK to host the event she jumped at the opportunity to help to promote better health and wellbeing within the wider ethnic minority communities.
“There are many reasons why women within these communities need an event like this. There are often religious and cultural reasons why women don’t get checked or receive the health care that they need, and, in some cases, there is a language barrier issue too. All too often we hear of women suffering in silence so we, along with Healthwatch MK wanted to provide a safe place where women can come and find out more with the aim of better health and wellbeing.” States Naseem.
Healthwatch’s Tracy Keech explains more, “Our number one priority is to champion patients in MK who are struggling to access healthcare. We know that women, especially those from minority ethnic backgrounds, are more likely to have their health concerns dismissed or feel side-lined. They’re also more likely to experience barriers getting to see a doctor, nurse or hospital consultant. We’re proud to work with Naseem, and our local healthcare partners, to offer women a safe space where they can put their own health first.”
A number of trusted healthcare professionals will be at the event to discuss:
- Gynecological conditions
- Fertility, pregnancy, pregnancy loss and post-natal support
- Menstrual health
- Breast screening
- Mental health
- Diabetes and more
The relaxed event is taking place during the day between 10.00 am – 16.00 pm so that mothers can get the children to school and attend. The event will include healthy but tasty Punjabi food provided by Namji, women will be able to chat informally or get one to one health advice from any one of a number of professionals.
Partners include Carers MK, Diabetes MK, Mind BLMK, SOFEA, The Terence Higgins Trust and many more.
To book your place simply click here.