World Health Day

World Health Day

Friends Against Scams, NatWest Bank and Trading Standards teams across the UK are working together to raise awareness of and highlight the impact of scams on health and wellbeing on World Health Day on 7th of April.

Each year World Health Day has a theme. This year it is:

"Depression: Let's talk"

Events with local Trading Standards teams are taking place in the following NatWest branches:

  • 57 High Street, Prestatyn LL19 9AN
  • Haverford West, 18 High Street, Dyfed, Pembrokeshire, SA61 2DE
  • 20 High Street, Ashford TN24 8SH 9-11.30am
  • Birchington Mobile bank, 11 Station Road, CT7 9DL
  • 92 High Street, Huntingdon PE29 3DT 10.00am to 3.00pm

World Health Day is celebrated by people all over the world under the leadership of World Health Organization. It aims to draw attention towards the importance of global health and to raise the common public awareness towards health issues and concerns. The World Health Day celebration also focuses on increasing life expectancy by adding good health to the lives of people and promoting healthier living habits.
It is not just the financial impact that drives our work at Friends Against Scams. The impact on the mental and physical health of people who are targeted, those who become victims, their families and friends can be devastating. Scams affect the lives of millions of people across the UK and people who are scammed often experience loneliness, shame, social isolation and depression. Furthermore, people who are living with depression can be particularly susceptible to being scammed.

At Friends Against Scams we are keen to help improve the health and wellbeing of local communities by developing a culture which allows people not only to protect themselves, but also to look out for signs of family, friends and neighbours, even in temporarily vulnerable circumstances, being scammed.

More information about World Health Day can be found here:

http://www.who.int/campaigns/world-health-day/2017/en/