Harpenden Health PCN, made up of the three GP practices serving Harpenden and its surrounding villages, is looking to develop a wellbeing service for local residents, in association with the Harpenden Trust and MIND. Our aim is to support those individuals who are concerned about their wellbeing at an early stage, before they become in need of secondary care outpatient or hospital services.
We recognise that there are already a variety of organisations in our area that individuals can approach for support. However, knowing where to start, to access the right help, can often be overwhelming.
The hub will have access to a centralised directory of information. Our trained team of facilitators will be there to listen to your concerns and work with you in taking those all important next steps to get the local support that is most appropriate for your needs.
Working alongside MIND, we have the provision to be able to run wellbeing workshops, to cover issues such as anxiety, stress, loneliness, sleep difficulties and low mood; the list is not however exhaustive and we are open to suggestions. We will also be looking to become affiliated to local groups that can provide physical, psychological and social wellbeing skills. Suggestions have ranged from walking or running groups for the able bodied, to offering more practical support, such as peer to peer mentoring, help with job applications, or improving channels of communication for those who feel isolated, by providing befriending services or helping individuals to improve their computer or social media skills.
Before committing to any single service provision, what we really want to do is to find out whether you feel there is a need for a wellbeing service in Harpenden, and in particular what sort of support you feel would be most useful for our local community to have access to.
As such, we would be grateful if you could complete the following questionnaire. The survey is anonymous, unless you wish to provide us with your details, and the responses will be collated in a sensitive and confidential manner to help plan any local wellbeing service going forward.
We really would love to hear your views:
For and on Behalf of Davenport House Surgery, The Elms Medical Practice, The Village Surgery, the Harpenden Trust and MIND
07 May 2021