Tag Archives: health links

Salma’s story: wellbeing and me

Published on Thu 18th July by Amyholgate

If I don’t stand up for myself, no one will” Feeling low after being diagnosed with a number of health conditions, Salma took control of her health – and ended up feeling happier, too. “It was embarrassing at first,” says Salma, remembering the first time she started work on her Eastville allotment. “We Muslim ladies […]

Health Links interpreting service raises awareness about TB

Published on Thu 14th March by Amyholgate

Dedicated to raising awareness about TB in the community, our specialist nurses were out and about in Easton in February. Our Health Links interpreters were on hand to help too. Health Links offers interpreting for people accessing healthcare. Find out more here, or get in touch on 0117 902 7115 or healthlinks@nhs.net  

Health Links connects with Somali community

Published on Thu 11th August by Amyholgate

We have been busy connecting with the local Somali community to make sure patients are getting the healthcare support they need. Our latest outreach session took place in a bustling Easton café . It was run by our Health Links worker, Mohamed, who was there to translate, raise awareness about services, and give support and […]

Migrant Health

Published on Thu 28th January by Emily Cope

What is Migrant Health? Bristol is an extremely diverse city, with residents from over 50 countries of origin and 91 languages spoken. With so many different local communities, it’s really important that everyone who lives in Bristol has equal access to healthcare – regardless of the language they speak, their culture, nationality, religion or belief. […]

Bristol meets Hargeisa: health exchange in Somaliland

Published on Wed 22nd July by Amran Hussein

A member of our Health Links team recently travelled with a Bristol GP to Somaliland on the eastern coast of Africa to take part in a health and cultural exchange with local health professionals. Amran Hussein, Health Links interpreter for Bristol Community Health, visited her birth country of Somaliland this Spring, along with friend and […]

Health Links: helping overcome cultural barriers

Published on Wed 1st April by Georgina Pearson

Bristol is a hugely diverse city, with residents from over 50 countries of origin and approximately 90 different languages spoken. Many immigrants have fled their home countries to escape war or persecution, and have moved to the UK in search of a better life for themselves and their families. But moving to a new country […]

New Migrant Health Manager joins our team

Published on Wed 11th February by Nadia Tavana

This winter, we have welcomed a new Migrant Health Manager to our team – the first post of its kind in the city. Find out more about what the role will enable us to do. Bristol is an extremely diverse city, with residents from over 50 countries of origin and 91 languages spoken. With so […]

Health Links

Published on Tue 10th February by Georgina Pearson

What is this service? Our Health Links service aims to improve access to healthcare for adults and children whose first language is not English. We provide an interpreting, language support and advocacy service in Bristol and the surrounding area. Our service aims to help overcome cultural and language barriers in healthcare and improve health and […]