Eighth Bolton Health Mela

Posted on Friday 21st April 2017


If you are making plans for Saturday 6 May be sure to set aside an hour or two to visit the Eighth Bolton Health Mela which is being held in the Social Learning Zone, Chancellor’s Mall at the University between 11am and 4pm.

It’s a really exciting chance to get up to speed on a wide range of topics related to personal health and wellbeing. Come along, bring family and friends and experience a whole new perspective on healthy living.  Everything is FREE! including admission, parking on the University car-parks and health assessments.

The Mela will be formally opened at 11am by Dr. Chris Brookes, Executive Medical Director of Salford Royal Hospital and Chief Medical Officer of England Rugby League.

Amongst the many attractions on offer will be:

  • The chance to take a relaxed ‘Health MOT’ with checks on blood pressure, body mass index, blood sugar and cholesterol levels, followed by personally tailored counselling from friendly health professionals.
  • Guidance and information on sight, hearing and dental health.
  • Access to a wide range of stalls representing hospital and care Trusts, GP services and a wide range of voluntary organisations offering health related information and advice.
  • Relax in a taster session of Reiki or Head Massage
  • Pedal your way to a healthy drink on the smoothie bike
  • Watch first-aid demonstrations
  • Competitions for children
  • Advice on every aspect of health and social care.

There’s something for everyone at a Health Mela!

Speaking of the event, Professor Romesh Gupta, OBE, Chair of the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing said:

‘It is good once again to see the University of Bolton making a significant contribution to the promotion of health and wellbeing in the North West. Encouraging individuals to take ownership of their own health is a vital factor in securing the future success of the NHS.’   

NFHW has now organised over 40 successful Health Melas across the North West and further afield.