Wednesday, 24 May 2017 11:45

Plymouth Healthy Futures - Social Prescribing & Counselling

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"A stepping stone to a healthier, happier you"

 

The Healthy Futures service works with most GP practices in Plymouth.  Please get in touch with us or ask at your GP surgery to find out if we are working with them.  

 

The service is also available to people living in the Wolseley Trust’s area of benefit. Please click here to view our catchment area

We work with patients who would like support to access activities and services in the community to improve their health and wellbeing. 

 

What we offer patients

  • If a patient would like some non-medical support, a referral can be made to Healthy Futures by their surgery.
  • The person referred will be invited to meet with a Link Worker.  They will listen them, help to identify what matters to the person and what type of support they would like. 
  • The Link Worker will work alongside the patient to create a plan to help them reach goals and improve wellbeing. 
  • The Link Worker will support the patient to access local organisations and activities.

For more information about what we can help with and how to be referred to the service, please get in touch by phoning us on 01752 203673 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 Wolseley Trust Counselling Service

Our Counselling Service is available to people referred to the Healthy Futures programme but only for a few GP surgeries and offers counselling support alongside the practical support of social Prescribing following a referral from a link worker.  The service was developed when the need to access counselling quickly and for free was identified through patients referred to the service. 

The service is also available to people living in the Wolseley Trust’s area of benefit.  Please click here to view our Catchment Area.

Please click here to see our Counselling leaflet.

For more information about the counselling service and how to refer, please contact the Healthy Futures office on 01752 203673 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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History and Development

The Wolseley Trust has been delivering Social Prescribing in our area of benefit in partnership with local surgeries since 2012.  This service was funded by the Office for the Director of Public Health and the Wolseley Trust to meet the social needs of local people.  Up until 2017, the service had supported over 500 people.

The service expanded in 2018 following funding from Plymouth City Council and NHS England’s competitive Health and Wellbeing Fund.  The project grew to work with 23 surgeries across the city and enabled us to recruit 5 additional link workers, a community development worker and a counselling coordinator.  Our Counselling Coordinator oversees the counselling service and supervises volunteer counsellors, while our Community Development Worker enhances our knowledge and partnerships with local voluntary and community organisations which offer local social ‘prescriptions.’

WCEDT Registered Office

Wolseley Trust Business Park
Unit 3
Wolseley Close
Plymouth
PL2 3BY

Tel: 01752 607449