Who is the Ways to Wellness service for?
The Ways to Wellness service 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, are aged 40 to 74 and attend one of the GP practices found via the above link and are interested in Ways to Wellness please ask your GP, nurse or other healthcare professional for more information.
In response to the coronavirus, Ways to Wellness has adapted its social prescribing service delivery to continue to provide a service remotely to patients. In addition to continuing to support people to self-manage their health and wellbeing, several key areas of further support are being provided in response to the coronavirus.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.