Good Health and Well-being
"Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul." 3 John 1:2
What does it say in the Bible about health and well-being?
SignHealth work to improve the health and wellbeing of people who are Deaf. They provide some services directly in British Sign Language (BSL) and we work in partnership with the NHS.
The charity also provide therapy for Deaf people with depression, anxiety or similar disorders. Their sessions are carried out entirely in sign language, with a therapist who is fluent in sign. It means there is no interpreter in the room, which would slow down communication and reduce the intimacy that is important to this treatment.
In February, we took part in their annual fundraiser Sign2Sing. We learnt ‘Greatest Day’ by Take That in British Sign Language with the help of Miss O’Rourke and Fletch (a famous deaf popstar) via her online tutorial. You can imagine their excitement when Fletch actually visited St Bartholomew’s in person and they were able to perform for her. Through this event, we raised £153.47 for the SignHealth charity.
What did we learn from Sign2Sing?
'We learnt how to communicate using sign language.' Maya
I learnt to speak to people in a new way. Now I know how to help someone who can't hear very well.' Eva
'We met Fletch and we raised loads of money and it was lots of fun!' Olivia
Supporting the wonderful work Cancer Research do
Our work with charities has played a significant part in all we do at St Bartholomew’s. Our desire to make a difference to the health and well-being of others culminated in our wonderful bake sale. So many families baked and donated cakes to our sale where we nearly raised a whopping £800.