Healthy City Week Expo

Date: 21 October 2016
Time: 10am - 5pm
Cost: Free
  • 10am–2pm Expo stalls. Free, drop-in
  • 10am–5pm Seminars and workshops, use booking links below

Visit the tree-lined Heart Institute Atrium in the BRI for exhibitions, free talks and workshops to enthuse public, patients and staff on being green and healthy. Find out what University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UH Bristol) and healthcare partners are doing to reduce their environmental impact, and raise awareness on the links between our environment, sustainability, health and wellbeing.

Free seminars

9.30–10.30am WEGMC Genomics Seminar

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The West of England NHS Genomic Medicine Centre (WEGMC) is a partnership of 20 healthcare organisations in the West of England region, led by UH Bristol, and aims to make personalised treatments more mainstream for people with cancer and rare diseases. The WEGMC project went live earlier this year and is part of the national 100,000 Genomes Project.

Part of Bristol Healthy City Week’s vision is having integrated health services that champion preventative medicine and whole person care. Learning more about genomes can help in identifying the causes of genetic diseases and developing individualised care.

Dr Andrew Mumford, clinical director of the WEGMC will be providing an introduction to the project, an update on the GMC’s progress and how clinicians and patients can get involved. There will also be a Q&A session following the presentation.

11-12pm Centre for Sustainable Energy: Preventing illness by tackling cold homes


Get an overview of the impact that cold homes can have on health. It will provide a basic understanding of fuel poverty and the links to inefficient homes with some practical examples of the kinds of support that’s available to help people access affordable warmth.

12.30-1.30pm Attic Tea clinic


It is almost inevitable in the modern office that people will experience energy dips, stress or problems concentrating at some point during the day. This tea clinic is an ideal place for those trying to wean themselves off so much caffeine, looking to feel more hydrated and energised through the day, wanting better digestion and more restful sleep or just looking for a daily tonic full of positive nutrients. We don’t insist you give up your favourite morning latte, but we have created a range of teas to support and improve your health and wellbeing during the rest of your day.

2-3pm Bards of Avalon Therapeutic Sound Bath

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Bea Martin and David Johnson are community soundworkers who have over 30 years’ combined experience of working with therapeutic sound. They love to share that experience through relaxing sound baths, empowering workshops and inspiring presentations. They’re passionate about the positive impact of sound therapy on people’s lives and have seen first-hand how sound helps to reduce stress and provide deep relaxation.

Combining voices together with gongs, Himalayan bowls, koshi chimes and a variety of percussion instruments in specific sequences, they create soundscapes which will relax and enhance wellbeing. Feedback has shown that their sound baths help de-stress and are deeply relaxing and energising.

Exhibitions, free talks and workshops

From 10-2pm visit the tree-lined Heart Institute Atrium in the BRI for exhibitions, free talks and workshops to enthuse public, patients and staff on being green and healthy Including:

  • Taster Bodytalk Bristol
  • Clinical Commissioning Group Medicines Waste
  • Neal’s Yard remedies
  • UH Bristol membership governors
  • Fair Trade
  • Bristol Health Partners
  • West of England Academic Health Science Network
  • Drum Runners
  • Chair massage
  • People in Health West of England
  • NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLARHC) West
  • Architect Ambition Lawrence Weston
  • Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
  • Carers Support Centre
  • The Care Forum
  • Wellbeing
  • Bristol City Council health promotion
  • Healthwatch and Well Aware
  • Alzheimer’s Society
  • Co Wheels
  • Centre for Sustainable Energy
  • UH Bristol Green Impact
  • UH Bristol Waste
  • West of England NHS Genomic Medicine Centre
  • Alive ‘N’ Kicking
  • Forever Living
  • Attic Tea

Event address: Bristol Heart Institute Atrium
Bristol Royal Infirmary
Upper Maudlin Street
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