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CRN North Thames supports Summer of Wellbeing Festival

Members of the CRN North Thames agile team, which supports the delivery of research in community and other non-NHS settings, were promoting research at the Summer of Wellbeing Festival on the Samuda Estate in east London recently.

The event, in Tower Hamlets, was a community festival featuring a number of organisations.

Adheena Anna-Johns and Alice Norman-Taylor were there to promote certain research studies and to raise the profile of research more generally. CRN North Thames was one of a number of healthcare services at the event.

Adheena and Alice promoted a number of studies during the day, among them the GLAD study into genetic links to anxiety and depression and the South Asia Biobank, a study which is designed to prevent the high risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer among South Asian people.

All the studies promoted by Adheena and Alice on the day are supported by CRN North Thames.

Adheena said: “It was fantastic to have the opportunity to promote these studies and to chat to people about research. It reinforces our commitment to take research to where people are.”

Alice added: “The day was a fun chance to shine a light on research to those who sometimes can be reluctant about taking part.”