Ahoy there! Pirates help to spread the message of staying safe in the sun

Published: 10 August, 2016 | Service: Health and Wellbeing Collaboratives
Ahoy there! Pirates help to spread the message of staying safe in the sun

You may think that you are seeing an influx of Pirates in North East Lincolnshire this summer!  But you would be wrong me hearties!  It is just our great Health & Wellbeing Collaborative volunteers who have teamed up with the local sewing group to wear and give out free bandanas to raise awareness of the importance of protecting yourselves from the sun.

We often forget about our heads, but it is a vulnerable place to the rays of sunshine, even more so if you are follically challenged, like our good friend and colleague Martin Wakefield!

 Martin

So key messages are:

SLIP on sun protective clothing  

SLOP on a high factor sunscreen (30+) – apply generously to clead, dry exposed skin AND apply 20 minutes before going outdoors.  Re-apply regularly, at least every 2 hours.

SLAP  on  a wide brimmed hat that shades the face, neck and ears.

SLIDE on good  qualtiy sunglasses (your eyes need protection too)

SHADE  -  sit in shade  during hottest part of the day (11 – 3)

Anyone wishing to join any of the teams or to find out more about the work of the Health and Wellbeing Collaboratives please contact: JulIe Grimmer (01472) 232261 julie.grimmer@nhs.net or Martin Wakefield (01472) 232267 martin.wakefield@nhs.net

 

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Written by: Julie Grimmer

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