Our volunteer, Eleanor Bull, returned from a trip to Ipswich to meet people from both sides of the Ipswich-Beira Health Partnership. Eleanor and our other volunteer, Diane Dixon, had created some great information to explain behaviour change and behavioural science to the Health Partnership leads and others. We had some great and valuable input from Portuguese speaking Health Psychologists, Vera Araujo-Soares and Angela Rodrigues, who did some ‘armchair volunteering’ and (at very short notice) translated the material prepared by Eleanor and Diane into Portuguese for the Beira team.
Eleanor reported that the trip was a great success in terms of planning how behavioural science can really add value to the work of the Ipswich-Beira Health Partnership work around medicines safety. Sarah Cavanagh, Project lead for Ipswich said “Eleanor has been absolutely brilliant and has added much already to our Partnership”.
Eleanor and a new volunteer, Corina Mason, will be travelling to Mozambique with the Ipswich team in June.