3rd April 2001 

 

RAISING HEALTH AWARENESS IN LINCOLN

 

Members of Lincoln City’s first team squad and professional practitioners in the region will lend their support to a health promotion day in Lincoln today to raise health awareness.

 

Staff and students studying Bsc (Hons) Health Studies have organised the event with support from local organisations to tackle issues including sexual health, smoking, exercise, alcohol, testicular cancer and stress.

 

Lincoln City footballers will be supporting the campaign to raise awareness of testicular cancer and professional practitioners will be on hand to offer Indian head massages as a way of managing stress.

 

“Last year we held the event at the Waterside shopping centre and whilst it was a success, we decided that the university would be an ideal venue, especially as health issues are important amongst students,” commented Nicole Kent, lecturer in Health Studies.

 

Student Sue Whitton is responsible for the section which looks at stress and will be encouraging people to use a stress-ometer to measure stress levels and to try out various methods to manage stress.

 

“I think it’s really important to look at stress as it has been linked to various illnesses,” she says.

 

The students organising the section of the event which looks at the issue of testicular cancer are hoping to raise money for a national charity, the Orchid Cancer Appeal. They hope to be supported by footballers from Lincoln City.

 

The event will take place from 11am to 3pm and anyone in the region with an interest in health should come along. Staff and students would welcome any extra support from local health-related businesses. Please contact 01522 886042.

 

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry,

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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