GOSAD Health Projects are delivered in partnership with Neighbourly Care. The Purpose of the Project is to promote health life style.
Mental Health Projects.
positive mental health and well-being of Ealing residents who self-identify as Khat-dependent users or those affected by Khat. (The) Project uses various socialising activities and learning opportunities that are informed by the 5 ways to well-being campaign developed by the New Economics Foundation.
In addition, the Project aims to engage multiple stakeholders in the community and health services, in order to raise awareness of the health risks from Khat use and promote harm minimisation.”
GOSAD is also in the process of setting up Ealing Somali Mental Health User Support Group. The group will be the first in Ealing to cater for the Somali people affected with Mental Health issues.
The user support group will offer support to Somali user who are discharge from hospital and have nowhere to access support in the community.
Diabetes Awareness Projects
The aim of the diabetes campaign is to tackle the high incidence of diabetes in our community.
What are the objectives of the awareness campaign?
Research tells us that the general public struggle to identify all of the factors that put someone at risk of Type 2 diabetes – in particular being over 40, having a large waist and being black or South Asian.
That’s why our campaign raise awareness of the risk factors of Type 2 diabetes. It also:
- Enable people who are at risk to understand their personal risk of developing the condition
- Encourage people in at-risk groups to check their risk of Type 2 diabetes, and to provide information on what they should do next, depending on their risk level
The campaign urge people to check their risk online or by visiting a Tesco pharmacy, or other pharmacy. It also encourage them to go to their GP if they have concerns about Type 2 diabetes.
Why is this so important?
Around 7 million people in the UK – that’s one in seven of us – are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. It’s a serious condition with no cure, and it can lead to devastating complications.
But Type 2 diabetes isn’t inevitable. Up to 80 per cent of cases of Type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented. So it’s important that everyone understands their risk, so they can reduce their chances of ever developing the condition.