Are you looking to make changes to improve your social, physical and mental wellbeing?
We all want to live well but sometimes we need help to do this. Live Well Link Well Connect Well is a free and confidential Social Prescribing service that provides practical or emotional support of a non-medical nature. It’s available via your GP practice – just ask to be referred to your Link Worker or Social Prescriber.
Chelmsford CVS hosts a team of friendly Live Well Link workers that work in partnership with GP surgeries across Chelmsford. They will give you time, and can help you to access appropriate support within the local community which will:
• Help you make positive changes to your personal health and wellbeing
• Identify and link you into appropriate support in the community
• Assist you in developing personal goals focused on what matters to you
Live Well Link Well Connect Well can help you to access support with the following:
• Healthy living • Weight management • Lifestyle advice • Maintaining physical and mental wellbeing • Supporting independence • Mobility and equipment • Looking after someone • Getting out and about • Home adaptations • Money worries • Social Inclusion.
How do I access Live Well Link Well?
If you are living in Chelmsford and aged over 18, you can contact the service directly via your GP practice or by calling our Community Resilience Helpline:
Call: 01245 280731
Self-care and self-referrals – chelmsfordconnects.org.uk
If you are a health and social care professional who wants to refer someone, please use the contact details above.
More than Medicine
Social prescribing is ‘more than just medicine’ – it’s a new way to help people find support with their social, emotional and practical wellbeing.
A Citizens Advice report, published in May 2015, suggested nearly a fifth of GP’s consultation time was spent dealing with non-medical issues.
Throughout the UK, social prescribing projects are transforming wellbeing in the community and helping to ease pressure on traditional health and social care services.