My Best Life is a social prescribing service for Barnsley, funded by Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group.
Social prescribing is a means of enabling professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services. Recognising that people’s health is determined primarily by a range of social, economic and environmental factors, social prescribing seeks to address people’s needs in a holistic way. It also aims to support individuals to take greater control of their own health.
My Best Life supports people to:
- Achieve personal goals
- Build confidence and resilience
- Improve mental wellbeing
- Better manage symptoms
- Lead healthier lifestyles
- Improve the home environment
- Increase community connections
- Address money management and welfare benefit issues
- Connect to work and volunteering
How can My Best Life support you?
Our Advisors work with people to help them identify and achieve their personal goals around health and wellbeing.
They’ll work with individuals for up to 12 weeks, to put together an action plan that can help with ‘what matters to you’. The plan is built around the Five Ways to Wellbeing. This is the New Economic Foundation’s evidence-based framework of actions that help people to lead happy fulfilling lives.
My Best Life work closely with partners in the Health, Social Care and Voluntary, Community and Enterprise sector. We can support customers to access services and work together to achieve the best outcomes for customers.
Referrals can be made by any Primary Healthcare professional in Barnsley, including your GP or Nurse. You must be aged 18 or over to be referred.
- Low level mental health
- Socially isolated or lonely
- Frequent attender
- One or more managed health condition
- Email our team at: firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more or arrange a chat
My Best Life - Secondary Care
Our Secondary Care Team support customers referred via Secondary Care routes, such as the Emergency Department and Yorkshire Ambulance Service. This dedicated team of advisors will support customers who may be attending hospital regularly and may benefit from some social intervention.
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Contact name: Natalie Crampton
Email address: email@example.com
Role: Team Leader
Mobile number:07970 399427
Address: c/o Westmeads Extra Care, Doles Avenue, Barnsley, S71 4PT
Published: 09 August 2019