Wellbeing Service

Positive wellbeing and good mental health are key elements of keeping people engaged and stopping them from being lonely. Experience elsewhere suggests that about 75% of the people identified as isolated and lonely are likely to have some form of mental health problem (mostly depression) – which could be the cause or result of their loneliness and isolation.  

There are many different approaches to time-limited, solution focused wellbeing interventions. Through this project, we will be testing different methods of wellbeing interventions to reduce the isolation and loneliness of older people and learning about which are the most effective. Ideas for the pilot projects may include a clinical approach to improving wellbeing, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), or could involve more holistic interventions.

We have already:

  • Funded 5 pilot projects that will start operating in November 2016, testing different approached to time-limited, solution focused wellbeing interventions
  • Facilitated a Learning Network for delivery partners

We are currently:

  • Supporting the delivery of these projects

We will be:

  • Learning from the pilots and commissioning larger contracts from Autumn 2017

 

Wellbeing Service Pilots

Delivery Partner Description of Activity Contract Duration
Carers Support Centre Counselling sessions for carers November 2016 – July 2017
Wellspring Healthy Living Centre (HLC)
Provision of psychosocial support to older people living in Barton Hill area, plus creation of a weaving group to improve wellbeing in the local Somali community
November 2016 – July 2017 
Second Step Psychosocial support for older people November 2016 – July 2017
Happy City Mindfulness & Resilience courses for older people November 2016 – July 2017
Oasis Talking Therapies Targeted work with older residents in Easton to understand barriers to accessing psychological support December 2016 – August 2017
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