Who is the Ways to Wellness service for?
Ways to Wellness is for people with certain long-term health conditions, aged 40 to 74, who attend GP practices within the pre-existing NHS Newcastle West Clinical Commissioning Group area (now part of Newcastle Gateshead CCG).
The eligible long-term health conditions are:
- Chronic breathing difficulties (COPD) or Asthma
- Diabetes (Type 1 or Type 2)
- Heart Disease
- Thinning of the bones (osteoporosis)
- Any of the above with depression and/or anxiety
If you have any of the listed long-term health conditions listed, are aged 40 to 74 and attend one of the GP practices listed above and are interested in Ways to Wellness please ask your GP, nurse or other healthcare professional for more information.
Research shows that involvement in the Ways to Wellness service increases patients' feeling of control and self-confidence, reduces their social isolation and has a positive impact on their health-related behaviours, including weight loss, healthier eating and increased physical activity. Patients reported improved management of their long-term conditions, improved mental health, greater resilience and more effective problem-solving strategies.Read more
I've changed a lot in the last year. I've still got health problems but instead of being isolated I feel that I have routes and reasons to get out.