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We are launching a series of interviews with experts on improving our physical and mental health.

Health is Wealth Programme

Of national need is our physical health, given Covid/diabetes impact on our community. So we have launched our City Hindus Health is Wealth Programme to support that. You will have seen HRH Prince William speak of mental health too and we will use experts to communicate to our members on tools to help them.

Following the disproportionate impact on the BAME community of Covid and Diabetes, and the number of our members who will be in City desk bound jobs, we are launching a series of interviews with experts on improving our physical and mental health.

This ties in with the NHS campaign and also Prince William’s campaign on mental health.

It also allows us to showcase role models and experts who manage to look after health whilst in busy City jobs with young families – a problem we can of all ages relate to.

Busting Common Myths about the Vaccination

Pharmacist Sheetal Thobhani (MRPharmS) discusses the current COVID-19 vaccinations with ‘City Hindus Network’ chair, Alpesh Patel OBE. Sheetal is a self-employed community Pharmacist, specialising in conducting structured reviews with patients, to increase medication compliance and adherence.

This interview delves into the obstacles behind vaccination hesitancy and addresses some of the most common concerns. The conversation comes following Sheetal’s COVID-19 vaccination presentation, which went viral and received considerable appreciation.

COVID-19 vaccination presentation:

The presentation translates scientific knowledge into a format which can be digested by the general population.

With over a decade’s pharmacy experience, Sheetal is raising vaccination awareness to increase uptake. By encouraging the public to proactively voice concerns to healthcare professionals, we can alleviate the fear surrounding the unprecedented vaccinations. Sheetal signs off with a positive message to uplift our spirits to hopefully exit this pandemic as a more compassionate society.

Help Us, Help You Campaign

City Hindus Network is glad to support the NHS national campaign on mental health services.

The aim of the ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign is to raise awareness of the NHS talking therapies services (IAPT), with a specific focus on multicultural groups and people struggling with unemployment.

NHS talking therapies can help if you’re struggling to cope with feelings of anxiety or depression.

The service can also be delivered in your chosen language through multi-lingual therapists or through confidential translators Your GP can refer you or you can refer yourself online.

Lavina Mehta MBE free seniors' workout session
Join Lavina Mehta MBE’s FREE Seniors Workout sessions every Friday at 10am, on ZOOM & her YouTube, Facebook and Instagram @feelgoodwithlavina

These specially designed chair exercises are low impact, with standing options, to help our less mobile, elderly and vulnerable feel good physically and mentally from home. The workouts cover Lavina’s “Feel Good prescription” of mobility, cardio, strength training and stretch. No fancy equipment is necessary. She is accompanied by her 73 year old Sasu, Nishaben Mahendra Mehta.

She is determined to continue helping our communities that have been disproportionately affected by covid19. Lavina wants you to feel part of her feel good virtual community, use exercise as medicine and help you stay active and happy from home.

Lavina has been awarded an MBE for services to health and fitness during Covid-19. She is an Award Winning, Personal Trainer & Wellness Coach, regularly on TV & Radio passionately promoting the health benefits of exercise to treat, prevent and reduce risks of common chronic diseases like Diabetes, Heart Disease, Cancer, Alzheimer’s & Osteoporosis. She is also a big advocate of the mental health benefits of exercise.

Regular exercise will help you stay strong and feel good, both mentally & physically, as well as tackling the national obesity crisis and strengthening your immune system during the coronavirus pandemic.

LOGIN INFORMATION for Fridays at 10am (UK Time):

Join her on Zoom, meeting ID: *996 3346 9094* Password: *161020*

Or you can watch on social media channels, as follows:
Youtube –
Faceook –
Instagram –

There are over 50+ saved Seniors Sessions on her You Tube Channel, that she been doing with her 73 year old Mother in Law since March, in Gujarati and English, which have been featured on BBC, ITV News, Sky News & National Radio – you can replay on demand, just subscribe for FREE at

Join her Seniors WhatsApp group for login information, reminders, saved workouts and any important information about the sessions.
Please share with all your family and friends so they can benefit from these sessions and stay healthy safely from home.

Healthy and the City

Working behind a desk doesn’t have to mean a sedentary lifestyle that’s going to kill you. In this interview Ajay Arora, shares his diet, fitness routine and meal plans that help him stay fit. He also shares his experience of having worked with actress Priyanka Chopra. Ajay’s advice is to strike a balance between calories and movement.

Look After Your Mental Health

Prash Kotecha is an International Well being, Empowerment and Conscious Leadership Consultant and Speaker, who also hosts the 5 star rated Podcast Show “Urban Spirituality”, and the CEO of StressToSuccess.

He has been a longstanding supporter of CHN who has worked with global corporates (including the likes of HSBC, Lloyds, Barclays, UBS, Irwin Mitchell, WeWork, among others) and community/spiritual organizations over the past 25+ years, reaching many tens of thousands of people globally through his podcast, events and Mantra Therapy wellness retreats.

Prash’s longstanding experience in wellbeing practices, peak performance, leadership development and spiritual and emotional intelligence, has resulted in a unique style of coaching, training and consulting that blends unconventional wisdom with real-world pragmatism.

In the following videos Prash shares tips on Rapid Tactics to Hack Your Emotional Power and Resilience and The 6 Stages of Stress – How To Take Back Control.