Our Social Prescribers provide personalised one-to-one support for our patients. If you're going through a tough time, Tiverton Wellbeing is here to listen and provide practical advice. The team works collaboratively with GPs and other healthcare professionals, community and voluntary organisations, as well as other service providers in the area.
How does it work?
- At your appointment, we will help you explore what is important to your health and wellbeing and talk about any challenges you may be facing.
- You will have plenty of time to talk about what matters to you. Everything we discuss will remain confidential, unless we have serious concerns about your ability to keep yourself safe, or we feel you may pose a risk to others. We would always talk to you about this first.
- Your Social Prescriber may suggest things you could do to help improve your situation. They may introduce you to local activities, services and organisations who could provide additional support.
- Your Social Prescriber will also help to identify ways you can help yourself in the future.
We can signpost you to services that can help with:
- Employment, education, training and volunteering opportunities
- Housing, benefits and financial support advice
- Healthy living and weight loss support
- Social, hobbies and interest groups
- Therapy and support groups
What do our patients say?
"[My Social Prescriber] was very helpful and found some very good things for me to watch or read. I was very low when we first started talking and I feel a lot better having had the help and support from her. It was just so lovely to unload a lot of stuff without any judgement and I knew it would go no further. Thank you so much 😊"
What is currently available?
- Goal setting group – this weekly session offers you the chance to come together with like-minded people who wish to make positive changes in their lives and would like some peer support to consider wellbeing goals and make small achievable steps towards those goals. The invitation is there to come and set weekly goals, talk through goals, share feedback and consider solution focused ideas in relation to any problems faced.
- Talking Hub – a weekly, friendly, welcoming, informal group that comes together to meet new people and to share information on local groups and activities. We often have a fun quiz, followed by activities including crafting, games, puzzles whilst enjoying a cuppa and chat.
What is Mindfulness and why practice it?
Mindfulness is described as maintaining moment-to-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing, non-judgmental lens.
Mindfulness involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them—without believing, for instance, that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in each moment. When we practice mindfulness, we tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than considering the past or imagining the future. Mindfulness can help support management of pain, stress, anxiety, low mood and living with a long-term condition. At the workshop you will begin to learn the key attitudes to bringing mindfulness practice into daily life as well as learning about a longer mindfulness course that might be of interest.
If you would like to find out more and join the waiting list for our next workshop, please get in contact using the details below.
How do I access the service?
You can ask for support from us by referring yourself via a website called Joy. Click the button below to get started, then click 'Make a referral'. Please note that you must be a registered patient at Amicus Health (Clare House and Bampton Surgeries) or Castle Place Practice to be accepted.
You could also be referred to us by your GP or by another organisation.
If you have any questions then please email us at email@example.com or leave us a voicemail on 01884 210438.