Communities First is an organisation that supplies services for their communities, with the aim to support the most disadvantaged people in certain areas.
In true Lynette fashion, the event started off with a bang! First, the question was asked what connected Tommy Cooper and three blown up balloons? With Lynette popping the balloons and catching everyone off-guard, she linked it to health.
With this, how much like the bursting of the balloons, our health can change. The connection with Tommy Cooper was illustrated with his sudden onstage death and how very few people foresaw it.
Lynette described how the stresses of life, such as children and work, mean that personal health and wellbeing can be neglected. However, she explained that you need to respect yourself before you can make progress.
She cited her own experiences that led her to depression and dependency which then became a drive to change her life for the better and then helping other women.
The five key ideas Lynette pressed to the group centred on how to become ‘important to yourself’ - this would be achieved by connecting with others, to keep learning, taking notice of your environment, to be active and to give to those around you.
This looks to be the beginning of a series of engagements with the next two held at Stow Hill Centre on March 25th, 12-3pm, and Maindee Community House on March 28th, 1.30-4pm.