What is the East Riding Health and Wellbeing website?
Are you looking to improve your wellbeing to feel happier and more productive? Do you want to find like-minded people and services that can support your physical health and mental wellbeing? Then this website is for you! East Riding Health and Wellbeing is a directory of local health services and social groups. It has plenty of information on self-care and where to get help, from quitting smoking to mental health, and parent support to being less lonely.
This website has been created by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council Public Health team to support the social prescribing project and make sure everyone has access to reliable wellbeing information and local services. The categories used include be active, take notice, connect, learn and give, taken from the Five Ways to Wellbeing created by Mind.
Disclaimer: Whilst East Riding Public Health and partners work with service providers to try and ensure that the information contained within this website is accurate and up to date, no warranty is given as to the accuracy of the information. The Public Health team and its partners do not accept any responsibility or liability for the information or links to information on websites supplied by providers or the service. The Health and Wellbeing website is an impartial service and does not recommend, support or endorse any services.
Why is wellbeing important?
Being well means taking care of our physical, mental and emotional health. In good health, we feel more energetic, happier and can stay independent and live longer.
What can I search for?
On the homepage, use the search bar to find wellbeing information, service or local group by keyword. On the find wellbeing page you can select a category to browse local groups and services, or search by keyword and use the advanced search options to filter the results. You can search for groups and services by name or search by symptom to get suggested groups and services.
About East Riding Public Health
The public health team are responsible for improving the health and wellbeing of local residents. The team commission services to help build healthier lifestyles as well as ensure access to mental health and support services to enable people to stay independent for longer. For further information on the team and what they do, visit the Public Health page on eastriding.gov.uk
What is social prescribing?
Social prescribing is about linking residents with local community groups and services that offer support and advice to help them, improveing self-care and tackleing the social causes of ill health and wellbeing. Following a successful trial in early 2018, social prescribing has been rolled out across all GP Practices in the East Riding.
The pilot found a number of people regularly visiting their GP had underlying non-medical issues that, if dealt with, could reduce reliance on medical interventions and help those with em better manage of existing long-term or complex conditions better manage them.
Link workers, based in GP practices, can spend more time getting to the cause of the issues unlike GP's who have an allotted rather than a GP who has an allotted time. Together, you and your link worker will co-design and agree a personalised plan of action.
Social Prescribing does not replace medical services but instead works with them and the patient to identify and deal with underlying issues that hinder the person's quality of life and health and wellbeing.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council is one of many organisations involved in the social prescribing service locally. Others include:
- Humber NHS Foundation Trust
- HEY MIND
- East Riding GP
- HEY Smile Foundation