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Hamilton Town House on Tuesday 18th June
Funded by Hepatitis Scotland, the Lanarkshire Carers Centre has developed and produced a DVD to raise awareness of Hepatitis within the Asian community and the routes of transmission. The DVD “Number 12” highlights the issue that one in 12 people worldwide are living with chronic hepatitis B or C. Research has found a prevalence of hepatitis C in people from South Asia and in particular Pakistan where there is an estimated 10% of the population is suffering from Hepatitis.
The showing will commence at 12 noon, followed by Q and A and then a light lunch at 1 pm. The launch event is funded by Lanarkshire BBV Networks and forms part of its awareness campaign on the lead up to World Hepatitis Day.
Landed Hepatitis C DVD
View Cinema, Hamilton, Monday June 10th, 5.30pm - 6.30pm
This is a series of short educational films aimed at young people to educate them on viral hepatitis and issues around it. It will be available to any organisations working with young people and comes with an education pack and facilitators notes.
You may be interested in attending if you work with local colleges or are a lecturer who specifically deals with HIV and viral hepatitis. Attendees will be given a free copy of the DVD.
To view the invite click here.
Wednesday 19th June 2013
10.30am - 4.30pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel
By mid-2013, five years will have elapsed since the launch of Scotland’s Hepatitis C Action Plan Phase II. It is now time to review the impact of this investment, particularly in the context of the changing therapeutic landscape associated with Hepatitis C.
The event is targeted at Hepatitis C service providers and users – effectively anyone who has had a serious stake in the Action Plan.
View flyer and conference program here.
Once again this year there will be various activities taking place around World Hepatitis Day on July 28th.
Big Red C campaign
The Scottish World Hepatitis Day working group are coordinating an advertising campaign in the Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Lothian, Tayside and Grampian health board areas. With the exception of Tayside this will see bus advertisements running throughout July. Similar adverts will appear in pubs and other venues in Tayside.
These advertisements will be augmented by the display in town centres of a Big Red C, which we hope will attract interest from passers by. Both advertisements and the Big Red C's will direct people to a Big Red C website which will contain basic info and contact information for services.
So keep your eyes peeled for Big Red C's and advertisements in your city!
Family Fun Day at Scotstoun Leisure Centre - July 26th
Following on from the success of last years 'Heptathlon' event we will also be holding a family fun day this year at Scotstoun Leisure Centre in Glasgow. Once again there will be five a side football and doubles badminton tournaments. However, this year we will also be providing a BBQ (in the hope of good weather!), a bouncy castle, massage and many other fun activities for all the family.
This event will seek to raise awareness of viral hepatitis and encourage people to think about testing. Trained peer educators and staff will be on hand to speak with people and provide any information on a variety of topics related to hepatitis and general health and wellbeing. They will also be conducting Community Action Research on the day and we would be grateful for any participation in this.
We will soon be sending out information packs regarding this, including registration forms for the sports tournaments so keep an eye out for those.
The World Hepatitis Alliance will be staging an attempt to beat last years Guiness World Record of the most amount of people performing the 'See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil' 3 monkeys action. It will take place on World Hepatitis Day, Sunday July 28th. This is being supported by the Hepatitis C Trust who are organising various events across the country on that day. Further details on this and other Hepatitis C Trust events will be made available in due course under the events section of our website.
The Tartan Ribbon
13th of August
A comedy benefit in aid of Waverley Care. Tickets are available from Pleasance.co.uk.
Loud and Proud
17th August at Greyfriars
An evening of entertainment with Scotland's LGBT a cappella. Part of the Edinburgh Fringe. Tickets available from Waverley Care Edinburgh. Call 0131 556 9710.