Good Connections Community Wellbeing Project (West Calder & Harburn Community Development Trust)

Who is this for?

  • Anyone aged 16 years old and over and living/working/volunteering in West Calder, Harburn, Polbeth or Addiewell or anyone outside these areas who is registered with West Calder Medical Practice.

Who provides this?

  • West Calder & Harburn Community Development Trust

Description

Good Connections is a community wellbeing social prescribing service available to people living within the range of West Calder Medical Practice.

The Good Connections service uses local knowledge to help you connect to services and opportunities available in West Lothian that will improve your health, wellbeing and social connections. The Good Connections service is staffed by a Community Wellbeing Link-worker who works with you on a one-to-one basis to identify services and opportunities available in the local area that best suit your individual needs and goals. The link worker will then support your through signposting and referrals to other services.

Examples of the type of the support and opportunities that Good Connections can help you access include:

  • specialised support and advice services fif you are struggling with specific health or social issues.
  • activity groups to make new social connections in the community, get some outdoor exercise or try something new.
  • counselling services or peer support groups if you are struggling with a variety of mental health difficulties
  • volunteering opportunities if you are looking to build confidence or learn new skills

These are just a few reasons why you might want to access the Good Connections service. Social prescribing can particularly benefit you if you are struggling with mental health difficulties, feeling socially isolated and if you have a long-term medical condition.

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals
  • Referrals by third parties
  • Service is appointment only

Is there a cost?

Free

Is there a waiting list?

No

Location information

  • Public parking available
  • Wheelchair access

Opening times

Flexible by appointment.

Contact Details

West Calder and Harburn Community Development Trust, West Calder Community Education Centre, Dickson Street , West Calder EH55 8DZ

Type of support on offer:

Information and advice
Support in person
Support on the phone

Categories:

Black and minority ethnic communities
Carers
Creative
Families
Healthy living
Housing, benefits, debt
Learning, employability, volunteering
LGBTQ+
Loneliness/isolated groups
Long term conditions/disabilities
Men
Older people
Religion
Social groups
Substance use
Survivors of abuse
Women
Young people

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