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Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group

Community workshops

Find out about our workshops held in July 2020 to discuss the extended lockdown with the local community

In July 2020, after we received news of the extended lockdown in Leicester and surrounding areas, we held a number of urgent virtual workshops with our key patient and community groups to discuss the situation from a health perspective. The workshops included a brief from Leicester City CCG’s Chairman, Prof. Azhar Farooqi, on the current situation, as well as discussions around what actions would help us and our communities.

The workshops were focused on the following key patient and community groups:

  • GP Practice Patient Participation Groups (PPGs)
  • Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Groups and Communities
  • Black and Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) Groups and Communities

We would like to acknowledge the many groups that are giving us some great support and advice on current health messages and engagement with communities. We are continually using this to adapt our work in a way that is appropriate and meaningful. We would like to thank participants for their time and contribution in joining these workshops.

Below are the presentations from each workshop as well as a Q&A document discussing a number of key questions that arose and the answers at this current time.

See our video at the bottom of this page, where local people talk about what they have found helpful during COVID-19.

Click for details of our online workshop which was held on Thursday 23 July 2020

Online discussion: the emotional impact of the lockdown

As parts of Leicester and Leicestershire remained in extended lockdown, we hosted a virtual workshop to  discuss the impact the Coronavirus pandemic and lockdown has had on people’s mental health and wellbeing.

Spending a lot of time at home, possibly in isolation of others, not working and having our regular social activities no longer available to us means our rhythm of life has changed and many people are worried, anxious and frightened about coping with the uncertainty.   Other people may be worried about people close to them and wish to support them through this difficult time.

We talked about the current and latest situation, shared tips and advice on coping and staying positive and discussed current experiences which may help people in our communities.

This workshop built on the conversations we had over previous weeks through our other workshops held with people from our local area.

Click these links to see what was covered during the workshop:

Presentation. Mental wellbeing during extended lockdown

Tips for supporting better mental health and wellbeing: Lockdown: Mind Apples:

Distraction tips and activities: NHS Distraction Pack