Wellbeing Coordinators help to connect people with a range of local, non-medical services and community groups. The service recognises that people’s health and wellbeing is affected by a range of social, economic and environmental factors.
What problems can they help with?
- Housing issues – homeless, risk of eviction or maintenance issues
- Financial issues – debt, benefits problems, budgeting support, benefits checks/applications
- Lonely or isolated – not seeing anyone, befriending
- Mental health – e.g. low level anxiety/depression
- Domestic abuse
- Caring responsibilities
- Looking for community groups/activities
- Food Bank vouchers
- Accessing specialist services and support e.g. health conditions, education, training, volunteering and family issues.
What problems can’t they help with?
- Moderate/severe mental health issues/mental health crisis
- Patients needing medical advice or assistance.
How to access the service?
Patients can self refer by calling the Wellbeing Coordinators directly on the numbers below. A GP or other health professional can also refer a patient to the Wellbeing Coordinators.
Patients will be welcomed by the Wellbeing Coordinators and offered a telephone consultation or face to face consultation, depending on preference and safety.
Katy covers the following surgeries: Park Lane Surgery, Cwm Gwyrdd Medical Centre, Maerdy Surgery, Tylorstown Surgery.
Katy’s Mobile: 07515 166 024
Lisa covers the following surgeries: New Tynewydd Surgery, De Winton Field Practice, St David’s Street Surgery, Llwynypia Surgery.
Lisa’s Mobile: 07340 708 285
Melanie covers the following surgeries: Forest View Medical Centre, Penygraig Surgery, Pont Newydd Medical Centre, St Andrew’s.
Melanie’s Mobile: 07515 166 036
Alternatively an appointment can be made through GP practice staff.
Dewis Cymru is the place for information about well-being in Wales. Their website has information that can help you think about what matters to you, along with information about local organisations and services.