Ways to Wellbeing connects people to local community support to make them feel better.
Nationally, 20-25% of patients consult their GPs for social problems, e.g. loneliness. We reduce use of GP appointments for social issues, helping people stay safe and well at home for longer.
How it Works
- We meet at the persons local GP surgery
- Have a brew
- Find out what life is like – what is important to them
- Come up with an idea together as to what might help
- Work with others in the Voluntary and Community Sector to make it real
- Review it
We know it works:
75% of people using Ways to Wellbeing feel more confident and 80% have improved their wellbeing.
Ways to Wellbeing Small Grants Fund:
The Ways to Wellbeing Small Grants Fund is now open. Ways to Wellbeing would like to invite partners to apply to this fund to continue to work together in tackling health inequalities, by providing opportunities that strengthen the social factors that have an impact upon health. The fund is open to both existing and new ventures and is available to charities, social enterprises and voluntary and community groups. For more information, please download the Expression of Interest Form 2019.
The closing date for expressions of interest is 5pm on Monday 15 July.
Get in touch:
Want to know more about our service? Email: Christine.Marmion@yorkcvs.org.uk
Meet the team…
Ways to Wellbeing Project Manager
Project Support Officer
Ways to Wellbeing Practictioner
Ways to Wellbeing Practitioner
Ways to Wellbeing Practictioner
Find out more about Ways to Wellbeing: watch the video
Benefits of Ways to Wellbeing
Improved levels of confidence and self esteem
Improved feelings of belonging and role
Reduction in visits to GPs and use of other specialist services
Opportunities to foster new interests and skills
Reduce poverty: access to benefits checks and debt counselling
Reduced feelings of social isolation and loneliness
What people are saying about Ways to Wellbeing
People who use Ways to Wellbeing
“I feel that I didn’t want to keep on medication or anything like that, I thought this would be a better way… and certainly it worked out like that”
“It gave me more time to talk through the problems I was having.”
“It is a whole system approach rather than just fixing an illness or condition.”
“We’d be very dissappointed to see it go if it went.”
“Many of my clients present as being socially isolated. It has been very helpful to use the Ways into Wellbeing Service as a signpost to those people who would not necessarily have a support system in place, following the completion of counselling.”
“The programme is a vital link between those in need and those that can address that need. It deserves to go from strength to strength.”
“There are a lot of unknown opportunities out there which Jasmine helps clients connect with. She also offers brilliant one to one sessions with the clients to enable them to become more comfortable within their own community again.”
Ways to Wellbeing Small Grants Fund
Thank you very much to everyone who submitted applications to our Small Grants Fund initiative! We received some excellent applications and we feel that by working with our successful partners we will go a long way towards tackling health inequalities.
We will be sure to be in touch with news of any future opportunities.
Thanks to Tankfish for photography