Information for Community Champions and others who are helping to build confidence in Covid-19 community testing and the vaccination programme in Kirklees. This page was last updated on 1st June 2021.
Every Vaccination Matters
Community Champions are working hard to encourage vaccine take up in local places across Kirklees. The Community Champions who feature in this short film are from a wide range of voluntary and community organisations in our local places.
Videos created by Community Champions
This video was made by The Branch at the Jubilee Centre in Paddock, it includes people who have taken the vaccine talking about their experiences.
What local people and faith leaders are saying about why you should have the vaccine
Supporting people with mental health issues
Public Health England have developed a series of short videos on Covid-19 vaccination to support and encourage people who have Severe Mental Illness (SMI) to get their vaccines, and for promotion with GPs and healthcare professionals.
Getting the COVID-19 vaccine: Personal experience guide for people with severe mental illness, Part 1
Getting the COVID-19 vaccine: Personal experience guide for people with severe mental illness, Part 2
COVID-19 vaccination: A guide for GPs and teams to support people with severe mental illness
We would appreciate it if you could share the following from your Twitter account and support us in reaching more people:
New videos to support people with severe mental illness (SMI) get their #COVID19 #vaccine and advice for primary care professionals that support people with SMI are now available here: https://bit.ly/3fM24KF @PHE_uk @EquallyWellUK @NHSEngland @dremmatiffin @wendyburn @CoProNorfolk
The videos have been developed by Public Health England in collaboration with Equally Well UK and NHS England, including GP professionals and Expert by Experience. They provide useful information for people with SMI to know what to expect from the vaccination process and how to prepare before their appointments. They also provide information for primary care professionals to better support people with SMI in their areas.
Equally Well UK have also produced this guide for people with a diagnosis of severe mental illness, to support them with their vaccination:
Kirklees Council has produced translated videos about how community testing works, where the nearest testing centres are and how to use a lateral flow test.