Ways to Wellbeing

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.

Jasmine Howard

Jasmine Howard

Ways to Wellbeing Coordinator

To get in touch email: jasmine.howard@yorkcvs.org.uk

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.”

GPs

“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.”

Voluntary Sector

“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.”

Student Nurse

“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 

Funding for the small grants initiative has primarily come from the Better Care Fund, a programme spanning NHS and local government which seeks to join-up health and social care services. The total small grants fund amounts to £20,000.

What is the purpose of the fund?

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.

For more information and to download the Expression of Interest Form click here 

Resources

Ways to Wellbeing Leaflet

Download Evaluation Leaflet

Download GP referral form

Download Guided conversation

Download Outcomes Measures questionnaire here

Ways to Wellbeing Privacy Notice 

 

Thanks to Tankfish for photography

 

 

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