HERA Social Prescriber
by Lizzy West March 2020 seems a long time ago and here we are again in Lockdown 3.0. As a social prescriber it has been an incredibly busy time, I have been so moved by the community spirit. I’ve seen how incredibly hard it has been for many people and how hard people in all organisations have been working to connect and support those most in need. I think there is something special about Brighton. Yes its a busy urban city, a mix of affluent and less so. Creativity and innovation too. There is a lot of community spirit and a vast number of organisations offerimg to support all demographics. Organisations such as Time to talk Befriending, Ageing well, Brighton & Hove food partnership and many more (A few listed below with contact details) have been a great help to patients and myself over the last year. We also had patients, friends and family offering to step in and support those in need in anyway they could. Thank you so much! Ready meal deliverys, buddy calls, online art and photography groups, singing, yoga. Something for many, hopefully bringing them a little warmth and connection. There are a number of volunteering opportunities for people to get involved in, whatever time you want to offer will be appreciated I’m sure. Let’s hope we can now slowly start to return to our old “normal”. Stay safe, stay connected.
Time to Talk day
Thursday 4th Feb 2021 Time To Talk Day brings the nation together to get talking and break the silence around mental health problems. Too often, people who experience a mental health problem are also expected to take the lead on talking about mental health in the wider sense. Time To Talk Day encourages everyone to talk about mental health. Mental health problems affect one in four of us yet people are still afraid to talk about it. For people with mental health problems not being able to talk about it can be one of the worst parts of the illness. So by getting people talking about mental health we can break down stereotypes, improve relationships, aid recovery and take the stigma out of something that affects us all.
HERA https://www.brightonhealthandwellbeingcentre.co.uk/healing-arts/hera E: email@example.com Time to Talk Befriending https://www.tttb.org.uk/ 01273 737710 Ageing Well https://ageingwellbh.org/ 07770 061 072 Brighton Hove Food Partnership https://bhfood.org.uk/ 01273 234810 Together Co https://togetherco.org.uk/what-we-do/befriending 01273775888 Homestart https://www.hses.org.uk/ 01273612025 The Clare Project https://clareproject.org.uk/ 01273234009 Voices in Exile https://www.voicesinexile.org/ 01273 328598 Switchboard Brighton and Hove LGBTQ https://www.switchboard.org.uk/ 01273 359042