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What is Wellbeing for Life?

Wellbeing for Life is a service commissioned by Durham County Council and delivered by County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust and Pioneering Care Partnership (PCP) who have years of knowledge and experience of working and supporting local people across County Durham.

Our service aims to empower you to tell us what’s important to you and to support you to make choices that will benefit you and your life.

One-to-one support
Our Wellbeing Practitioners will work with you over eight to twelve sessions to set a health plan, which will include small achievable goals that you would like to achieve. The one to one sessions typically last for one hour and is time for you to focus on yourself and what support you would like from the service:

Group Support
Our Wellbeing Practitioners will work with you in a friendly group session, which typically lasts for one hour- in order to:

"Wellbeing is about your health, happiness, opportunities and your overall quality of life"

Meet the team

East Durham Hub Team

Healthworks, Easington Colliery, SR8 3EX

North Durham Hub Team

The Greenhouse, Annfield Plain, DH9 7XN

South West Hub Team

Pioneering Care Centre, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 4SF

Capacity Building and Volunteer Team

Countywide

Social Prescribing Link Workers

Countywide

Macmillan Joining the Dots

Countywide

Wellbeing Practitioners

Working with a client on a one-to-one basis for eight to twelve sessions Wellbeing Practitioners take a client based approach. They work with clients who are 16 years+ to set a personal health plan to improve their health. Support includes:

  • Eating healthier/ lose weight/ gain weight
  • Become more active
  • Stopping Smoking
  • Educate you in alcohol and drug awareness
  • Access services in your local community.

Wellbeing Practitioners also work with people in a friendly group setting, which typically lasts for one hour, in order to:

  • Help you with healthy eating
  • Improve your mental wellbeing
  • Become more active through a variety of physical activity opportunities that suit all levels of fitness and abilities.

 

Wellbeing Facilitators

The Wellbeing Facilitators work in and around your community and will:

  • Help you to know what is available in your local area, so you can access those groups and services
  • Guide you to local services and activities based on what you want and need support with
  • Support you if you are not quite ready to go into existing services and activities until you are ready
  • Support community groups to form and develop so they can set up their own activities based upon what local people want.

Community Health Champions

Our Community Health Champions are wonderful volunteers who
are local and can commit to at least 2 hours of volunteering per week.

Following a period of training and support, Community Health Champions will voluntarily transform the health and wellbeing of people in their communities.

Community Health Champions will also support and motivate people to get involved in healthy social activities, create groups to meet local needs and help local people to access services in their local community.

Capacity Building and Volunteer Team

Capacity Building

We offer a large amount of free, quality checked training, including accredited courses. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Group Work Skills
  • Basic Mental Health Awareness
  • Making Every Contact Count
  • Dementia Awareness
  • Presentation Skills

Volunteers

Community Health Champions are mentored by a paid member of staff within the wellbeing for life service and have access to a wide range of training and personal development opportunities within their role.

There are a range of volunteering opportunities with Wellbeing for Life, and our volunteers are supported throughout their time with us.

Social Prescribing Link Workers

Social Prescribing Link Workers work out of GP Practices and provide one-to-one personalised support services. They will help you with a wide range of social, emotional and practical needs with a focus on “What Matters to You” helping to improve your mental and physical wellbeing and general health. Ask at your GP practice for more information.

Joining the Dots Facilitators

Macmillan Joining the Dots Facilitators provide a personal service for people aged 18 and over who have been diagnosed with cancer.

We’re also there for friends, carers and relatives of any age too. We can speak with you about your needs at a time and a place that’s best for you. We can support you with a range of issues that may be affected during your diagnosis or that of someone you care for.