Connecting for wellbeing
Connecting for wellbeing or ‘social prescribing’ is a way to help people make positive changes in their lives and within their communities by linking to voluntary and community groups and other non-clinical services that can help them to feel more involved in the community, meet new people or make some changes to improve health and wellbeing.
Social prescribing is an effective way of linking individuals with early interventions and prevention support within the community and could reduce or postpone the need for health and social care interventions; promoting long-term health and wellbeing amongst the population of Essex and ensuring that people can remain independent for as long as possible.
What’s local to me?
Connect Well Essex is powered by EssexConnects which contains information about thousands of voluntary sector services and activities in and across Essex. Each locality has a social prescribing and/or signposting scheme so please do make direct contact with your local scheme for help:
- Basildon & Brentwood – Care Navigator Partnership
Call: 0300 303 9988 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mid Essex (Braintree, Chelmsford, Maldon) – Connect Well ME
Call: 01245 351888 or Email: email@example.com
- North East Essex (Colchester & Tendring) – My Social Prescription
Call: 0800 7311 655 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- West Essex (Epping, Harlow, Uttlesford) – Smart Life
Call: 0300 303 9988 Email: email@example.com
Essex Lifestyle Service
Alternatively, on an Essex wide basis you can access ANY scheme by calling Essex Lifestyle Service on 0300 303 9988