What is the Lancashire Wellbeing Service? A free service offering short-term, practical support for Lancashire residents who may be struggling with issues affecting their happiness and health.
Delivered across the County by a consortium of Age Concern Central Lancashire, n-compass northwest and Richmond Fellowship through a team of regionally based Wellbeing Workers. The service has been commissioned by Lancashire County Council on a 3 year contract from September 2015.
Referrals are invited from a wide range of services and people can be referred if they are over 18 and have 1 or more of the following underlying issues:
- Mild mental health problems (such as low mood, anxiety, stress and mild depression)
- Social isolation, loneliness, few or poor social networks
- Experiencing difficult circumstances e.g. problems with family, finance, employment
- Struggling to cope/feeling overwhelmed
- Support in relation to healthy living and developing a healthier lifestyle through understand and adapting behaviour
Over a number of sessions one of the service’s Wellbeing Workers will support the individual and encourage them to set realistic, achievable goals and take steps needed to stay well and maintain their independence for a better quality of life.
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