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Asian LEADER 31 December - 13 January 2015 02 CLAIMED ASYLUM OR HAVE NO LEGAL STATUS IN THE UK? WE’RE A CHARITY AND SEPARATE FROM THE GOVERNMENT WE GIVE FREE, CONFIDENTIAL ADVICE ABOUT ASSISTED VOLUNTARY RETURN • HELP WITH TRAVEL DOCUMENTS • FREE FLIGHT • £1,500 FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS • £2,000 PER PERSON FOR FAMILIES WE CAN HELP YOU “Everyone at Choices has acted with kindness and expertise. I will be eternally grateful for the help I’ve received” THINKING OF RETURNING TO SOUTH ASIA? CALL US FREE ON 0161 831 5445 TO TALK ABOUT YOUR OPTIONS OR VISIT WWW.CHOICES-AVR.ORG.UK T he Rochdale Healthy Minds service held a stall at the Rochdale Christmas Mar- ket at the Wheatshea centre to raise awareness o their services and to increase access and uptake o Psychological therapies in the borough by the BME communities who are underrepresented in the service. Local residents who are eeling low, worried or stressed can now get quick and easy access to NHS sup- port and advice, with the launch o a new website. The site enables people to get in touch with their local Healthy Minds service by lling in a simple orm and leaving their contact de- tails so a health proessional can get in touch. Healthy Minds, run by Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, oers a wide range o support, advice and treatment options or anyone strug- gling to cope with low mood, stress, anxiety, depression, or any o the common mental health problems that up to one in our people will experience at some point in their lie time. Trained health proessionals will oer support to individuals and treatment options include a course o computerised therapy, group ses- sions, or one to one therapy. Previously, the only way to access the service was to be reerred by a GP or other health worker. O n Saturday 20th Decem- ber, Blackburn based halal ood manuacturer KQF played host to 30 members o the local Abu Haniah Foundation Cub Scouts Group. The cubs visited KQF’s man- uacturing centre on George St West and were welcomed by managing director, Faruk Vali. Ater explaining the company’s work and its markets in Britain and overseas, he then conduct- ed them on a tour o the actory foor. One o the main reasons or the children’s visit was to learn about the importance o health and saety and ood hygiene, all o which are vital concerns to ood manuacturers. They saw how workers prepared to enter the production area, the protective clothes they wore and the equipment they used to prevent ood contamination. Production sta emphasised how important it was or a ood manuacturer to gain accredi- tations or quality assurance and explained the processes that KQF had to ollow in or- der to retain its Grade ‘A’ rat- ing under the British Retail Consortium’s quality standard or ood. “It was a pleasure to wel- come the cubs to our actory,” said Faruk Vali. “It’s good to have a chance to show children around and to demonstrate how seriously ood companies take matters like hygiene and saety. We showed them all the production processes and how the ood itsel was made. I think what they enjoyed most was being invited to make their own sausages and kebabs.” Ater trying their hands at ood manuacture, the scouts completed their tour by receiv- ing a ‘goody bag’ containing the polonies, kebabs and sau- sages they had made. “We were delighted to be in- vited to visit the KQF Factory,” said Cub Scout Leader Sazeda Patel. “There were KQF burg- ers and sausages to eat at the last ew camps that the Abu Haniah Foundation Cubs at- tended, so it’s great that they had the opportunity to visit a local place o interest. “The cubs had great un learning about basic ood hy- giene and how the meat is processed rom the arm on- wards. They also had the op- portunity to be creative and make their own products! All the cubs had a antastic day and we are extremely grateul to KQF or giving us this op- portunity.” Rochdale Healthy Minds service hold a stall at the Wheatsheaf Centre KQF welcomes local Cubs Kamer Shoaib is talking to someone about their services.L-R Roisin Rimmer and Siama Badar Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners.

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