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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.”

Closing date of the competition is Wednesday 31st August. Photographs can be submitted either by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by post to: Communications, NHS East Lancashire CCG, Walshaw House, Regent Street, Nelson, BB9 8AS. Alternatively, they can be uploaded via Twitter to @eastlancsccg using the hashtag #HealthyEastLancs