News from the Network: Healthy Valleys Grassroots Project - video
CHEX Network member Healthy Valleys has produced a video for their Grassroots Project, which offers free support to pregnant women and families with children under 5 in rural South Lanarkshire.
Focused on improving the health and wellbeing of parents and children, the project supports women and families in a range of ways: from making sure pregnant women get to all their essential ante-natal health care appointments, to encouraging and enabling families to eat healthier, exercise more and meeting other families.
The video highlights some of the volunteers, workers and people who are involved in the project, highlighting the importance of the service due to the highly rural nature of South Lanarkshire.
It's a great video and really shows how the project benefits parents and children. View it here.
Community Health Exchange
CHEX is short for Community Health Exchange. We promote and support community-led health -where local communities identify the issues that are important to them and organise to take collective action to address these issues and improve their health.
Paul Gray, Director General Health and Social Care and Chief Executive of NHS Scotland:
If you are a local group or organisation in Scotland working to improve the health of your community, or if you are in the statutory sector supporting this type of work, you can register with us for information, advice, networking and training opportunities.
Find out more about CHEX and our network of local community-led health organisations by selecting from the buttons below, or for more about what we do, use the menu on the left.
What is community-led health?
Want to know more about community-led health? Watch a short clip of our film 'The Picture of Health' below featuring some of the local organisations CHEX supports.
*further chapters of the film can be accessed here along with subtitled versions*
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