What is Ways to Wellness?
Ways to Wellness is a social prescribing service for people with long-term health conditions, aged 40 to 74 years, who live in the west of Newcastle. Ways to Wellness provides non-medical support through a dedicated Link Worker who will work with you in the areas that you feel you most need support. The service aims to help and support you to better manage your long-term condition.
Who is it for?
Ways to Wellness is for people aged 40 to 74 with certain long-term health conditions who attend GP practices in the West of Newcastle.
The long-term health conditions are:
- 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
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