What’s important to you?
Many things affect your health and wellbeing. GPs tell us that a lot of people visit them feeling isolated or lonely. Or they might be stressed out by work, money and housing problems. Sometimes it’s the stress of managing different long-term health conditions.
That’s where Social Prescribing comes in. It starts with a conversation. It might be the conversation you’ve just had with your doctor, or with another person in the practice team. Or you might not have felt able to talk to anyone about what’s going on for you. The aim is a more holistic approach to health and wellbeing – an understanding that aspects of life are interconnected and that there is a need for a joined-up approach to practical and emotional support.
How does it work?
Your Social Prescribing Link Worker is there to listen to you and put you in touch with the people and activities that might help you to feel better. Social Prescribing can help you to have more control over your own health and find ways to improve how you feel in a way that suits you. For example, that might be connecting you to a community group to meet more people or an advice service to support you with your bills.
For more information about social prescribing visit: www.england.nhs.uk/personalisedcare/social-prescribing/
For further details, please contact Caitlin Telfer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about our Community Connect Groups
Mental Health and Wellbeing Community Connect Learning to manage our mental health
Together we’ll explore strategies and share resources and the community support available for managing mental health and improving wellbeing. We’ll often collaborate with a specialist community mental health organisation.
Health Coaching Community Connect Building healthy lifestyles
In this group session you will find out more about health coaching, including tips and techniques to support you to build a healthier lifestyle and reach your goals. Our in-house Health Coach will also be able to signpost you to onward support and activities.
Social Community Connect Creating networks
In this session we will look at our interests, goals, and any difficulties we face in reaching them. Based on this, we will spend time looking at the range of community groups, activities, and support that may be of interest to you.
How can I be involved?
The groups are running at various locations across North Bristol. For more information and to sign up, please click on FIND OUT MORE.
Once you’ve signed up, the team will be in touch closer to the date(s) you’ve chosen with more information.FIND OUT MORE >
I don't know how to complete this online form - what can I do?
If you need some support to complete the sign up form then please leave a message for Caitlin on 0117 950 3335.