SOCIAL PRESCRIBING AND SUPPORT GROUPS

 

Mental Health Support Group

What is it?

On 11th July at 12noon we will be running our inaugural support group for patients facing a mental health issue.

This group will support people to develop by identifying, exploring and addressing the underlying causes of their problems through therapeutic counselling based work either in a one to one situation with a personal counsellor, or in a group situation. Through these activities we will support people to:

  • Identify their own issues and take responsibility and ownership of them

  • Take control of their situation by identifying and utilising techniques to support themselves

  • Be motivated to change their situation and improve their mental health and wellbeing

  • Reduce their social isolation and improve their sense of belonging to their / a community

What do people think?

“These sessions have literally saved my life and that is no exaggeration. I dread to think what would happen to people in my position without this service being there. When it’s time to ring the crisis team, it is already too late. Things should be put in place way before that happens and it needs services like these to be there”. Reaching Out service user 2016.

Interested in attending?

No need to book! Simply turn up at 12noon on Friday 12th July 2019 at the Community Hall in Bramley Village Health and Wellbeing Centre, Highfield Road, Bramley, LS13 2BL

Breathe Easy

Come along and join us for some gentle exercise and make new friends! If you have COPD or ASthma, regular physical activity can help you improve your wellbeing, confidence, and self-esteem. You will also learn more about living with a lung condition.

It can also help to reduce some of the risk factors involved in accidents and falls, increase mobility and muscle strength, improve quality and length of sleep, and increase opportunities to socialise and reduce loneliness and isolation.

If you have COPD or Asthma and would like to join our breathe easy group, simply leave your name at reception or use the contact form on this website and we will be in touch with the start date planned for July 2019!

Touchstone Support

Connect Well Leeds

Touchestone Support provide a range of social activities across the city that improve health and wellbeing of people. For more information, click here.

Connect Well is a social prescribing service commissioned by Leeds North CCG and is delivered by a partnership of four organisations led by Community Links and including; Feel Good Factor, Age UK and One Medical Group.  We have a wealth of direct experience and knowledge of the communities we work in and providing a range of services and activities to improve peoples overall health and wellbeing.

Social Prescribing is a non-medical, community-based intervention that offers people the opportunity to improve and enhance their day to day lives by accessing support in their local community.

Connect Well will work closely with individuals to get a good understanding of their needs and link them to whatever best meets those needs.  This may be a community activity or referral to more specialised support such as welfare advice or housing support.

The service is available for adults (18+) registered with a GP in the North Leeds CCG area.

Find out more here.