WACA Primary Care Network are launching a new GR8 Minds Podcast Series on Monday 15th August! Social Prescribers, David Pugh, Shameem Koser and Lucy Owens will be leading the show, talking to guests from across your local community, discussing the best ways to look after your mental health.

As children’s and young people’s Social Prescribers we promote good mental health and wellbeing. One of our 8 steps to feel GR8 today is “Be Kind to Yourself” that encourages young people to do something they enjoy which will make them feel good about themselves. What a better way by connecting to our GR8 minds podcast. This podcast is a great way for young people to keep engaged with what is happening in the area and to know that support is available for young people’s mental health. 

There are many benefits to listening to this podcast as it helps you to listen, concentrate, imagine, and learn new skills. Join us by clicking on the link: The GR8 Minds Podcast • A podcast on Anchor and start listening!

We would like to thank all of the professionals who have volunteered to be on the shows & to Peter Chadwick (Social Media Lead at WACA) for producing & editing the new series. If anyone is interested in getting involved in a future episode as a guest speaker, please contact us by email on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

At GR8 minds we believe that everyone should seek support for their mental health and wellbeing, you are NOT alone and by reaching out to GR8 minds service we can signpost you into the right direction. For further information on our other services please visit the WACA website on: GR8 minds - Wharfedale Airedale & Craven Alliance (wacalliance.co.uk)




Weds 15th June
12:30- 2pm
Ings School , Skipton  Part of Diabetes Awareness Week 
Thurs 16th June
Aireville Park , Skipton Part of Diabetes Awareness Week 
Weds 22nd June
Civic Hall, Keighley  Womens Only (In Partnership with Roshni Ghar & Act as One) 
Sat 2nd July 
Aireville Park , Skipton Skipton Pride Festival 

On 13th to 19th June 2022, we are celebrating Diabetes Awareness Week in Skipton.  

Partners across Craven have come together to offer inclusive, engaging events, including training & peer support activities to raise awareness of Diabetes , and share lived experiences. 

Timetable of FREE Events, *including health checks – testing BMI, Blood Pressure and Blood Sugars for early signs of chronic conditions 

15th June  

Diabetes Awareness Event at Ings School, Skipton 12-2pm  . 

  • Education Session 
  • Dietician providing nutrition advice 
  • Health checks  

No booking required.  

16th June  

Wellbeing Afternoon at Aireville Park, Skipton.  

  • Health Checks 12:30-2:45pm  
  • Yoga 12:30-1:30pm 
  • Fitness for All class 1:45- 2:45pm  
  • Q&A diabetes session 12:30-2:45pm  

To book a place on the Well-being afternoon activities, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or telephone: 01756 802098 Mon – Fri 9am-1pm 

SELFA will be running themed activities throughout the week for children and families. 

Emma Pears (CEO – SELFA) says “ Everyone knows someone affected by diabetes. Give yourself the best chance of supporting someone with the condition, by coming along to one of these free events”.  

Bruce Woodhouse (Skipton Step into Action Trustee and Retired GP) says, “People with diabetes need information and knowledge to manage their condition. Bring along your questions and share your own experiences with others at the Q+A session”. 

A special thanks to the partners involved , including SELFA Children’s Charity, Skipton Step into Action, VCS alliance, & WACA Primary Care Network.

Our recent Cliffe Castle Park Run concludes the series of Park Run take over events which took place across AWC, in partnership with Modality PCN & Act as One. 
This initiative was a huge success, with a record number of participants running/ walking at each event.
Cliffe Castle - 118 Runners 
Aireville Park - 174 Runners
Ilkley Junior Park Run -  72 Runners 
Thank you to everyone who was involved in this series, supporting on the day, or promoting the community events to Patients. 
To read more about the final event visit Keighley News - Keighley parkrun is just what the doctor ordered: PHOTOS | Keighley News
For information about the weekly park runs available near you, please see the image below, or visit https://www.parkrun.org.uk/
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