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Towards Equality: Mary Seacole Award ‘Reach Out’ Project

It seems like yesterday when I and 5 other nurses were awarded the Mary Seacole Award. I can’t believe that its actually been a year. I started off this journey with a mixture of excitement and trepidation and found that everyone else who has embarked on this journey has felt the same.

The ‘Reach Out’ project used co-production to mobilise and arm a ‘hard to reach’ community with resources to promote health and wellbeing. This community is now sharing its learning via www.itsgoodtochat.com or @goodtochat on Twitter.

I have just completed the report on the ‘Reach Out’ project highlighting key findings and the benefits of engaging communities in health promotion:

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I hope the report provides you with some food for thought and possible solutions should you wish to engage groups that don’t typically engage with you, in promoting health.

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About Sarah

I am a mental health nurse with 10 years experience working with people with a lived experience and their carers. I have very little interest in focusing on what is wrong with people and prefer to focus on people's aspirations and what is right with them. I care about equality and the small things that remind us of the bigger picture. I love art, music, novel ideas, psychology, science and the way in which these various entities intersect. I am blogging in an entirely personal capacity. My views do not reflect my employer's.

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I am a mental health nurse turned manager who enjoys live music and gadgets. I have recently taken up photography as a way to keep sane whilst I am studying for my Msc in Health Care Management.

I am very passionate about my work which I find rewarding and enlightening. I am blogging in an entirely personal capacity. My views do not reflect those of my employer.

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