If you are in or around Bradford on Saturday May 11th, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to visit the sixth annual Bradford Health Mela. It’s a chance to take part in an exciting festival celebrating health and wellbeing for family and community.

The event will be held in the University of Bradford Union of Students, Student Central, Longside Lane, BD7 1SA between 11.00 am and 3.00 pm and will be opened at 11.00 am by Professor Uduak Archibong, Faculty of Health Studies the University of Bradford.

Organised locally by a team led by Professor Kailash Mohanty and sponsored by a range of local organisations including Bradford University and College with the support of the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing (NFHW), this free event provides something of interest for the whole family. Whether it’s visiting over fifty stalls to talk to experts about health matters, watching the entertainment, riding the ‘Smoothie Bike’, getting a massage or relaxing in a Henna painting session, there is something to keep the whole family engaged. Most important- you can get a free, comprehensive Health MOT including checks on cholesterol and blood sugar, with immediate results and personal counselling from friendly health professionals.

Commenting on the significance of the Health Mela, Professor Romesh Gupta, OBE, Chair of the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing said, ‘That the Bradford Health Mela has, over the years, developed such firm roots in the local community shows just how powerful this model of investment in local health and wellbeing can be. NFHW is proud to be associated with the many individuals and organisations whose efforts have been vital in pre paring and presenting this great event.