Sometimes patients visit their GP for reasons other than medical issues as a result of not knowing where to get support for their wider social issues, which have a significant, negative impact on their health. There is increasing acceptance that sources of support in local communities have an important role to play alongside clinical care or even as an alternative in improving someone’s individual health and wellbeing outcomes. Wellbeing services offer people a wide range of sources of support within the community, improving emotional and physical wellbeing and reducing social isolation. The services are often provided by people working and volunteering in the third sector or independent sector, complementing the role played by statutory organisations.
Providing support to health and social care professionals and organisations to improve the well-being of our patients, our well-being officer at Furnace House Surgery is Michaela Harding, if you would like to contact Michaela please call 01267 236616
Wellbeing Walks are now being organised in your local area.
The group walks are led by friendly, trained volunteers who are on hand to provide encouragement and support, and make sure no one gets left behind.
The walks are short and over easy terrain. They are open to everyone, but are especially aimed at those who are least active. With all of the physical and mental health benefits associated with walking, now seems a great time to see when your nearest walk is taking place. Click here for more information. Please note due to Covid-19 restrictions you must register online prior to the meeting.
Furthermore, people across Wales aged 16 and over experiencing mild to moderate anxiety, depression or stress can now access free online 12 week SilverCloud online therapy course without needing to go through their GP via their smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer. More information can be found on the link below:
- You must have mild – moderate levels of depression, anxiety or stress as this service is not suitable for moderate – severe symptoms.
- You must have a GP in Wales or be a resident in Wales.
- You must not be receiving secondary care services.