Walks to improve your health and wellbeing

March 13, 2024
The East Riding Wellbeing and Connector service are inviting people to learn more about ways they can improve their health and wellbeing during mindful wellbeing walks in Goole.
Health and wellbeing advisors, Alistair and Sarah, will be leading the walks today, Wednesday, March 13 at 10am and 1pm start from the health trainer shop, 67 Boothferry Road. 
The walk is part of the East Riding Wellbeing and Connector service’s celebrations to mark national Social Prescriber week. 
The YOURhealth Health and Wellbeing Advisor and Connector service delivered by Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust covers the whole of the East Riding to provide personal support and motivation with changing behaviours and help reduce the risk of long-term health conditions.
Social prescribers help people in non-medical ways that support their health and wellbeing. This could be help with situations causing stress such as cost of living, improving mental health or debt and housing. It can also be improving wellbeing by taking up a new hobby, connecting with community groups or simply finding places to make new friends. 
The service is showcasing the amazing voluntary, community and social enterprise services that are in the East Riding during the week at a number of community venues.
Ryan Nicholls YOURhealth Team Leader, Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust said: “A major aspect of the Health and Wellbeing Advisor and Connector service is to ensure that services such as ERYC libraries, church groups and foodbanks and promoted and accessed more by the general public. 
“Helping reduce the day to day social, economic and emotional health issues we can all face day to day. The week will be a great opportunity to highlight such groups and services and give people the opportunity to experience the benefits of social prescribing”.
Any adult in the East Riding can self-refer into the Health and Wellbeing Service to receive free one-to-one support. Professionals can also refer into the service as well via a free phone number 0800 9177752.
The health and wellbeing support is designed to help set achievable goals, overcome barriers, and develop a personal plan to make positive changes for the long term. It is therefore an opportunity to tailor the support to individual needs.
Once a referral is accepted, the YOURhealth wellbeing advisor and connector team will spend up to an hour with you at each meeting, and can meet with you weekly or fortnightly, in a way that works around your life.
Some of the topics the team cover include: Support for carers; Stress and mental health; Arranging care and independent living for older people; Benefits, cost of living and financial challenges; Enriching your life with social activities; and much more. 
Ryan Nicholls, Team Leader at YOURhealth, Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, said: “All our team members are friendly, approachable, and supportive experts in their field. They are on hand to support you to make positive changes in your life when you need it most.
We’re pleased to be serving East Riding residents with this initiative and look forward to showing local people how health and wellbeing support can truly make a difference to your life.” 
If you think you would benefit from this kind of support, please visit the service’s website to find out more and self-refer: https://yourhealth.humber.nhs.uk/ 
You can also find contact details, such as a telephone number for your local branch or the online query form, here: https://yourhealth.humber.nhs.uk/contact/ 

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