We provide support at your GP surgery to link you with activities and other support to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Please speak to you GP if you would like to access this project.
Social prescribing is a key component of Universal Personalised Care.
A Social Prescribing Link Worker (SPLW) gives people time, focusing on ‘what matters to me’ and taking a holistic approach to people’s health and wellbeing. They connect people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support. SPLWs are often based in a GP surgery but can also be based within the community. They accept referrals from GPs and clinical staff within the surgery but also accept self-referrals and referrals from people in the community. SPLWs also support existing community groups to be accessible and sustainable, and help people to start new groups, working collaboratively with all local partners.
Health and wellbeing coaches (HWBCs) will predominately use health coaching skills to support people to develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to become active participants in their care so that they can reach their own health and wellbeing goals. They may also provide access to self-management education, peer support and social prescribing. Health coaches will support people to self-identify existing issues and encourage proactive prevention of new and existing illnesses. They will work alongside people to coach and motivate them through multiple sessions, supporting them to identify their needs, set goals, and help them to implement their personalised health and care plan. https://www.england.nhs.uk/personalisedcare/supported-self-management/health-and-wellbeing-coaches/
Pentreath currently have SPLWs and HWBCs based at the following locations:
Morab Surgery, Penzance (SPLW)
Stennack Surgery, St Ives (SPLW)
Helston Medical Centre (SPLW)
Mullion and Constantine Group Practice (SPLW)
Bridge Medical Centre, Wadebridge (SPLW and HWC)
Wadebridge and Camel Estuary (SPLW and HWC)
Bottreaux Surgery, Boscastle (SPLW and HWC)
St Agnes Surgery (HWC)
Perranporth Surgery (HWC)
Carnon Downs Surgery (HWC)
Chacewater Health Centre (HWC)
We are also part of a partnership, funded by Public Health that provides Social Prescribing Community Development Link Workers in the locations below.
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If you feel that you need to talk to someone urgently then please call the 24/7 Cornwall mental health helpline on 0800 0385 300. You can call for free, any time of day or night, if you are worried about your own or someone else’s mental health. The team behind the 24/7 telephone service will listen to you and determine how best to help. Alternatively, please call the Samaritans on 116 123.