Health Connections Mendip supports people to connect to community activities and supportive networks, which can improve their health and wellbeing.
What support does Health Connections Mendip offer?
Health Connections Mendip offers different levels of support to local people:
A source of information about local charities, social groups and support in the community.
Community Connectors help friends, family, colleagues and neighbours find support in their communities by signposting to local support. Find out more about becoming a Community Connector below.
Health Connections Mendip run a number of groups that help people meet others, set health goals and manage long term health issues.
Health Connectors offer free one to one support to people, giving information on local support and working to assist people in setting health related goals and supporting them to make sustainable changes.
- 121 Support with our Health Connectors
We can listen to your health story and give you information about local services such as exercise classes and support groups. We also assist people to set health-related goals and support them to make sustainable changes. This free service is open to patients of all Mendip practices.
- Healthy Lifestyles Programme
Want to get fitter and feel healthier? Want to meet others looking at topics such as sleep, exercise, healthy eating, hydration, connecting and relaxation? If so, come along to one or all the sessions.
Join via Zoom, every Wed. 2-3 pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87885916695?pwd=U1VUQ2Eza3h4Z1F1eXQ4UFpCN2ZXUT09
Meeting ID: 878 8591 6695
- Tuning into Teens*
Teaches parents skills in emotion coaching, to recognise, understand and respond to children’s emotions in an accepting, supportive way. This helps the child to understand and manage their emotions, and you to more easily communicate with them.
- Youth Patient Participation Group*
The first in England, the Frome Youth PPG recruits young people to look at ways to improve wellbeing and health services for young people.
(* indicates that a service has been affected by Covid-19 but will return as soon a government regulations and advice permit)
Health Connections Mendip and Frome Medical Practice put on conferences where they share the Frome Model of Enhanced Primary Care.
Health Connections Mendip trains members of local communities to become Community Connectors, who are then able to signpost friends, family, colleagues and neighbours to find support in their communities. Community Connectors help people get health support, as well as advice on things like housing, education and debt advice, simply by signposting them to what’s available.
All Community Connectors get locally tailored training and are part of the overall Health Connections Mendip service.
Anyone can become a Community Connector. If you’re interested in finding out what’s available in your community and would like to pass it on to your friends, family, neighbours or colleagues then you could join the hundreds of other people who already undertake this role. The training lasts a couple of hours and is open to anyone.
Health Connections Mendip is a service seeking to connect people wishing to make positive changes to improve their health and wellbeing with local resources and groups providing guidance, support and opportunities For services 1-4 below please contact: 01373 468368.
For more information on becoming a Community Connector and going along to one of the training sessions please contact Community Connector Co-ordinator Julie Carey-Downes.