Sid Valley Practice since 2019 has supported the ‘Ways2Wellbeing’ Scheme; a project founded on social prescription, which is a term used to describe the process of accessing non-medical, community-based services, to improve health and wellbeing. This project proved hugely successful and we now have Lou, Sanders, our Health Coach join our team.
We recognise some people may have needs that would be better supported in a non-medical, community setting, as opposed to a medical one, such as social isolation or low physical fitness.
Successfully accessing community-based activities can be challenging for many people – A member of our team can refer you to Lou to help with this. As well as being able to advise the person on groups and services in the local area, Lou adds an additional dimension to social prescribing, so that you are empowered and motivated to access the services you have identified.
So far, the ‘Ways2Wellbeing’ Scheme has seen many local community members improve their well-being, by setting and achieving their own goals, based around the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ – ‘Give’, ‘Connect’, ‘Take Notice’, ‘Be Active’ and ‘Keep Learning’. These have included anything from accessing exercise classes at the local leisure centre, to becoming a volunteer for a local charity:
If you feel like this is a service that could benefit you and your wellbeing, please contact the practice for more information. Thank you.