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Live session to discuss emotional wellbeing and coronavirus vaccine

Published Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Join the next #AskTheLeaders live coronavirus question and answer session this week.

The Ask The Leaders panel will be discussing your questions and comments about emotional health, wellbeing and the coronavirus vaccine, on our Facebook page this Wednesday 17 February, from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.

You'll be able to hear about how to find support if you need it, myth-busting around the vaccines, and information about how the vaccination programme is progressing.

Residents are invited to watch live on Facebook to hear from panellists including:

  • Cllr Carol Runciman, Executive Member for Health and Adult Social Care (Chair)
  • Cllr Denise Craghill, Executive Member for Housing and Safer Neighbourhoods
  • Fiona Phillips, Assistant Director Public Health
  • Madeline Ruff, Chief Executive Officer Nimbuscare
  • David Hartley, Chief Medical Officer (Strategic) Nimbuscare
  • Jo Holloway-Green, Head of Service York Mind

Get involved with Ask The Leaders

Residents can interact with the session by either submitting questions in advance by emailing them to or commenting on the live video on Facebook, where leaders will read out questions and respond.

You don't need a Facebook account to watch the live video. However, you'll need a Facebook account to comment, if you've not submitted questions in advance by email.

Questions may be answered by theme rather than individually, so that the conversation covers as many topics as possible.

Cllr Carol Runciman, Executive Member for Health and Adult Social Care, said:

With so much discussion on social media and in the news, it can be a difficult to understand what sources to listen to, or what the truth is. Being able to ask your questions directly to our expert panel means you can get answers you need, straight from credible sources, with no middle man or confusion.

“It’s important to remember that it’s okay to not be okay during this time and that there is help and support ready and waiting whether your problem is big or small. Residents can comment live on Facebook or submit their questions beforehand by email.”