Local health body launches healthy photography project
Members of the public, from all age groups, are being encouraged to submit digital photographs of what day-to-day health and wellbeing means to them. Photographs can be of anything that relates to health and wellbeing. It could be of a favourite place to walk or jog, a garden, a favourite pet, or a healthy selfie snap showing how you manage your own health or the health of someone close to you. There is no limit to what this could be; being healthy and a sense of wellbeing means different things to different people.
Entries will be chosen by a panel made up of patient representatives, and members of the CCG’s Governing Body. Chosen photographs will be displayed at the CCG’s Annual General Meeting in September, with a final 12 being selected for a calendar and other CCG publications and material.
Michelle Pilling, Deputy Chair and Lay Member for Patient and Public Engagement, said: “Our health and wellbeing photography project is a great way of sharing some of the ways our community deals with and manages their health, which can be a hugely personal thing.
Photographs can be happy or sad, humorous or angry. It’s not about having the best camera; it’s about sharing what everyday health and wellbeing means to you and being inspired by the stories of others.
“In today’s digital world, most people will have a camera at their fingertips whether this is a smart phone or a tablet, so we hope the competition will capture people’s imagination and help us understand what health and wellbeing means to the people we look after.”