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Walks for Health

Do you need to get out and about, enjoy the fresh air, keep fit and have a chat?

Mandy Cooper is a local resident and our local walking guide for the Walk for Health Scheme.  Mandy is a volunteer and offers two walks a month on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month in the morning at 1030am, meeting outside The Royal Oak pub. The walks are flat, accessible and last approximately 1 hour.  If you’d like any more information on Walk for Health or have any questions please contact Estelle Holmes on 01306 879292, estelle.holmes@molevalley.gov.uk or visit our websitewww.molevalley.gov.uk/walkforhealth

 

Bikes Revived

Bikes Revived received donations from Brockham residents last year of unwanted bikes but also we have a good range of refurbished bikes available as well as providing maintenance and servicing for bikes.  Website is www.bikesrevived.org.uk

Free NHS service can help when you’re feeling anxious, stressed or a bit down

Each year one in four of people will experience some kind of mental health problem.  Worries about things like money, jobs, a new baby, and the stress of everyday life can make it harder for people to cope. It’s important to know that help is available if you or someone you know needs it - and it’s free locally from the NHS. 

NHS Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group is working with a number of organisations who offer support and counselling to fund a service which can help you take control and improve your own mental health and wellbeing. Anyone feeling anxious, stressed, worried or depressed can get in touch and you don’t need to be referred by your doctor.

If you’re an adult and registered with a GP in the Surrey Downs area (which includes East Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell, Mole Valley, Banstead and surrounding areas) you can access free help and support which is available in a variety of forms. From private appointments, to group activities or online courses, you can pick the option that best works for you.

To find out more about what help and support is available please visit www.surreydownsccg.nhs.uk/gethelp. Remember, you can call any of the organisations directly.

If you’d like to find out more about other ways to improve your emotional wellbeing, see 
www.surreydownsccg.nhs.uk/emotionalwellbeing. If you need extra help or are unsure about what might be best for you, please talk to your GP.

Brockham Emergency Response Team - BERT

Read all about BERT here

The Emergency number for BERT is 01302 GO BERT (01302 46 2378) and the email address is bert.brockham@gmail.com

 

Wellbeing Adviser at Brockwood Practise

The Wellbeing Prescription can help with being healthier, getting active, losing weight, eating well, stopping smoking, meeting new people, getting out and about or getting a load off your chest. The wellbeing advisor can also signpost and direct patients to other services available in the area. She can assist patients to stay independent at home, reduce alcohol consumption or offer support for carers.

A GP, receptionist or nurse can refer a patient into this service or the patient can self-refer. Clinics held with Alice Foster at North Holmwood Surgery 8am to 4pm on Thursdays. This is a pilot project that is being run through Mole Valley for a year. If it is successful we hope that funding will continue and it will become a permanent service for patients.

Our Wellbeing Advisor is called Alice Foster she is based at North Holmwood Surgery every Thursday from 8am-4pm

The Wellbeing Prescription service provides advice and support, with the aim of signposting patients onto the correct service for their individual needs. This can be in weight management, mental health, smoking, alcoholism, housing, social isolation and many other things.
·         We offer a minimal 3 appointments with every patient with the offer of continued support especially for weight check-ups on the body analysis scales
·         We spend time with clients to get to know them and discuss where to signpost them appropriately

·         We keep up to date with services around the district, such as housing needs, local community groups, what’s on at local venues, and available support.

Some examples of the support provided by Wellbeing Advisors:
Mrs B wanted help losing weight so we put her on the scales and took a base line measurement. We then her advised on healthy eating and ways to be more active. She went from 85.5kg to 79.4kg losing 4% body fat and reducing her visceral fat from 8 to 6. Her muscle mass went from 47kg up to 49 kg. 
Ideally we look to reduce fat levels and increase muscle levels so her overall metabolism is improved.
Mrs C Initially came in for some healthy eating advice but during the appointment she advised us that her father had moved in with them due to ill-health.  We were able to give her details for East Surrey Carers Association and she has since been assessed and receives more help and support.
 
Mr D is illiterate and wanted help filling out forms which we have time to help with….We also signposted him to a local library as they hold free computer course for anyone with limited reading/writing skills. I put him on the taxi voucher scheme for his GP appointments.
Mrs E had emotional needs brought on by family situation and wanted to lose weight. So we used the scales and also referred her into IAPT via the online service which really helped her to focus her mind and to fit the sessions around her busy family life.
 
Patients can be referred by any member of staff or they can self-refer into this service.

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