Grove House Practice – Community Wellbeing Practice
What is a Community Wellbeing Practice?
Grove House is a Community Wellbeing Practice. This means that we are able to offer you time with a Community Wellbeing Officer, giving you the opportunity to talk, connect and take action.
- Talk – you talk and we will listen. Sit back, relax and have a confidential conversation that focuses on you. We will discuss the things that are bothering you but we will also discuss the things that make you smile.
- Connect – we will connect you with others. We will help you find practical help and connect you to fun social activities. It could be someone to help with a money worry or it could be someone you share a talent, interest or skill with.
- Take action – together we will make a plan that helps you do more of the things that make you smile and get help to deal with the issues that are bothering you. It’s all about making you happier and healthier.
What’s on offer?
As a patient of a Community Wellbeing Practice you can access the following FREE services:
- Wellbeing Review – An opportunity to develop your own plan to deal with issues that are bothering you and do more of the things that make you smile.
- Wellbeing courses and activities – Take part in a wide range of fun, practical and creative courses happening in your area. Chances to connect, meet people, learn new skills and discover new interests.
- Volunteering – Interested in giving back to your local community? Volunteer through your GP Practice in a variety of volunteering roles such as leading creative classes, offering peer support, helping to run events or sitting on a volunteer support network group.
What is ‘Wellbeing’?
Wellbeing refers to ‘feeling good’ (e.g. engaging with life and having a connection with people and places) and ‘functioning well’ (e.g. having a sense of meaning, influence and control over life). We need both of these aspects to be fulfilled and to have a positive experience in life.
There are five really simple things that everybody can do, that are guaranteed to improve your wellbeing – these are called the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’
- Connect – With people around you. With family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. At home, work, school or in your local community. Think of these as the cornerstones of your life and invest time in developing them. Building these connections will support and enrich your life.
- Be active – Go for a walk or run. Step outside. Cycle. Play a game. Garden. Dance. Exercising makes you feel good. Most importantly, discover a physical activity you enjoy and the suits your level of mobility and fitness.
- Take notice – Be curious. Catch sight of the beautiful. Remark on the unusual. Notice the changing seasons. Savour the moment, whether you are walking to work, eating lunch or talking to friends. Be aware of the world around you and what you are feeling. Reflecting on your experiences will help you appreciate what matters to you.
- Keep Learning – Try something new. Rediscover an old interest. Sign up for that course. Take on a different responsibility at work. Fix a bike. Learn to play an instrument or how to cook your favourite food. Set a challenge you will enjoy achieving. Learning new things will make you more confident as well as being fun.
- Give – Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Thank someone. Smile. Volunteer your time. Join a community group. Look out, as well as in. Seeing yourself, and your happiness, linked to a wider community can be incredibly rewarding and creates connections with the people around you.
For more information about the Five Ways to Wellbeing and how they can improve life, book a Wellbeing Review with your Community Wellbeing Officer.
How can I get involved?
Anyone can become involved in their local Community Wellbeing – patients, Patient Participation Group members, GPs and nurses, staff, local residents and local community groups.
To find out more about the Community Wellbeing Practice initiative or to access any of the free services, please contact the Community Wellbeing Officer for Grove House via:
- Calling 01928 589799
- Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Visiting www.wellbeingenterprises.org.uk
- or, speak to the reception desk at the Practice
More about the Community Wellbeing Practices
The Community Wellbeing Practice initiative is a service provided by social enterprise Wellbeing Enterprises CIC, commissioned by NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group. We are working with all 17 GP Practices in the borough of Halton, working in partnership with public, private and third-sector organisations to deliver the Community Wellbeing Practice initiative.
Wellbeing Enterprises is an award winning social enterprise – our mission is to support individuals and communities to achieve better health an wellbeing. We do this by education the general public: unlocking the assets within our communities and working collaboratively with out partners to tackle the underlying causes of poor health.