The Community Wellbeing Hub offers one number that residents can call to access a range of services and advice that will help you to stay well and support your health and wellbeing. We offer support for stop smoking, keeping active and achieving a healthy weight, accessing food, housing, employment issues and advice, money and benefits and mental health. Whatever your wellness goal or support need, there’s something for you in B&NES and our team of friendly advisors are always on hand to help. Call 0300 247 0050 to speak to a Wellbeing Adviser or email us on: BATHNES.firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ll be updating this service over the coming months so watch out for new exciting improvements. If you’d like to be part of this, get in touch using the form at the bottom of this page and join our team of community champions in helping to shape local services.
Carers Support – We can offer one to one support to talk about your caring role, along with organising coffee mornings, drop-in sessions, and other ways to access information and advice in your local area.
Community activities for older people
Type 2 Diabetes Education
Diabetes Education – Do you have type 2 diabetes? Join one of our FREE X-PERT diabetes programmes. Increase your skills and knowledge of managing your condition. Covering topics such as carbohydrate awareness, fat awareness, dietary approaches and lifestyle management. Call us for more info: 0300 247 0050.
Employment support & inclusion
- Mental health support – training, education and work opportunities for adults with a mental health support need.
- Employment Inclusion – support for people with learning difficulties and people with autism to move into full time paid jobs.
- Clean Slate – training and employment for long term jobseekers who are facing barriers to employment.
Healthy Eating and Wellbeing Courses for Families
Healthy Eating and Wellbeing Courses for Families – ran by the Health Improvement Practitioners within B&NES’s Children’s Healthy Weight team, offering free courses that work with families to improve the diet of children and young people up to the age of 17 years old.
FREE – Cook It! – Cook-a-long style courses for families with children aged 5-17 or New Parent and Baby Cook It! for parents/carers with children 0-4 years old. Learn how to plan, prepare and cook healthy, budget friendly, family meals. A £30 supermarket voucher is provided for online courses, otherwise all equipment and ingredients provided.
FREE – LEAP – A free course to support families of children who are above a healthy weight.* Providing 1-1 virtual or face to face support for 10-17 year olds or face to face groups for 5-10 year olds.
*Referral criteria applies.
FREE – HENRY – A supportive healthy families course offering families with children aged 0-5 with advice and support with behavioural and emotional development, as well as early feeding and fussy eating.
All courses have face to face and online options available. For more information about each course click here: Healthy Eating and Wellbeing Courses for Families.
Please call 0300 247 0050 or email BATHNES.email@example.com
Funding for Community Projects
The Quartet Community Foundation – a fund open to community projects with a charitable purpose.
Open Opportunities – is a community group for anyone who wants help to improve their mental and physical wellbeing. (External website)
Physical Activity on Referral
Through either the Passport to Health or Healthwise scheme– the local exercise referral service for people who are inactive and have (or are at risk of developing) other long term medical conditions.
Social Prescribing – guided conversations service provided by DHI (Developing Health & Independence) available on referral from GPs. Trained volunteers help to unpick issues which may underlie or exacerbate health conditions and connect people to local services and groups that may be able to help.
Slimming on Referral
Slimming on Referral – we take referrals for 12 weeks of support at Slimming World (SW).
Free, 12 week, structured education programme to support sustainable weight loss. Learn how to make lifestyle choices around your health by exploring how our bodies respond to the foods we eat, the benefits of regular physical activity and how to manage stress and sleep more effectively. This programme supports the latest scientific understanding of weight loss.
Stop Smoking Support
Stop Smoking Support – our Stop Smoking service is a free confidential service offering support and advice to local smokers who either want to stop smoking or to cut down the amount they smoke. Call 0300 247 0050 for advice and support.
Community Volunteer Services – support for individuals looking for suitable voluntary positions as well as for organisations looking for volunteers.
Wellbeing Courses – free, local courses and activities to help improve health and wellbeing. We support, guide and encourage people to live as well as possible, to manage their own physical and mental health, and to prevent long-term conditions developing in the future. We are open to people aged 16 and above, who live, work, or are registered with a GP in B&NES. To view our courses click the link below: