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HEALTH CONNECTIONS MENDIP

Health Connections Mendip is a new health and wellbeing service available to patients. Patients can talk to a health connector at the surgery to find out about local activities, support and services available, and can also arrange one-to-one appointments to speak to a Connector. During these appointments a Health Connector will listen to your health story and assist you with setting health-related goals which are meaningful to you. Health Connectors also support you to make positive changes that last.

You can access the service by t: 01373 468 368, e: mendip.healthconnections@nhs.net or visit us at: www.healthconnectionsmendip.org for more information and to view our website.


West Mendip Talking Cafes

Talking Cafes are a place where you can meet new people, make new friends and chat to a community sign poster about local activities, services and support in your community. Come along and have some fun!

Glastonbury Talking Café runs every Tuesday at Tor Leisure 10 am to 12 pm (term time).Next cafes are on 6th September to 13th December 2016, with a break for half term.

Street Talking Cafe runs on alternate Tuesdays at Crispin Community Centre 10 am to 12 pm (term time). Next cafes are on 7th and 14th September, then fortnightly until Christmas holidays.

Wells Talking Cafe runs on alternate Thursdays at Pickwicks Country Kitchen 10 am to 12 pm (term time). Next cafes are on September 8th then fortnightly until the Christmas holidays.


Pain Management Course in Wells - free!

Would you like to become more confident in managing your pain? Get support? Try out new things and have fun? Come and join this friendly, supportive programme of free workshops on living with long term pain. A new course will be starting at Wells Town Hall on Wednesday 21st September. Six sessions held on alternate weeks from 10 am to 12.30 pm. Numbers are limited and booking is essential, so please telephone 01373 468368 or email mendip.healthconnections@nhs.net  to book your place. Other courses will be available in the future.


Local Peer Support Groups

We help patients set up peer support groups. attract members, register as a charity and apply for funding. These groups meet at Tor Leisure, Street Road, Glastonbury. Come along, get support, support others and find out information to help you manage your condition and improve your quality of life.

Glastonbury Fibromyalgia/CFS/ME Group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 1 to 2.30pm.

West Mendip Diabetes Support Group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1 to 2.30 pm.

Glastonbury Stroke Group meets on alternate Wednesdays of each month. Contact Emma Marsh on 07795 304696 FFI.

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Health and Wellbeing Support at the Health Centre

Healthy Mondays - Glastonbury Health Centre hosts visits from local health-related organisations and charities on the first Monday morning of every month. Pop in for a chat and find out about the advice and support available to you on a wide range of health-related issues. Open to patients and local residents.

Check here to see which organisation is visiting.

Ongoing events at Glastonbury Health Centre

Citizens Advice Bureau - last Friday of the month

Mendip Citizens Advice Mobile Unit - the mobile unit visits Glastonbury Health Centre on the last Friday of every month. The bus will be parked in the car park between 10 am and 12 pm and staff will be available to provide free, independent and confidential advice on a range of issues. There is no need to make an appointment. This is an ongoing arrangement.

Free Health Walks - every Friday

Free walks leave from Glastonbury Health Centre each week. Walking is a great way to get fit, explore what’s on your doorstep, and make new friends. Come along for a refreshing walk in and around Glastonbury, incuding footpaths and inclines, with an optional café stop at the end. No need to book - just turn up! Walking programmes detailing all the walks available with the Mendip Health Walk Scheme are available in the waiting room. We meet outside Glastonbury Health Centre at 10 am on Fridays. Contact Vicky at vicssullivan@hotmail.com for further details.

 

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