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Southern Brooks Community Partnerships

One You South Gloucestershire - Wellbeing

One You South Gloucestershire

One You South Gloucestershire brings everything together to support local people to improve their wellbeing as well as make healthier lifestyle choices.

The new service is delivered jointly by Southern Brooks Community Partnerships and South Gloucestershire Council and other community partners including Oasis Talk, Circadian Trust, The Diversity Trust, The Carers Support Centre and Developing Health and Independence (DHI).

This service builds on the previous provision of the Wellbeing College, Community Connectors and Health Champions.

Aims of the Service

  • Feel more confident about managing your emotional and mental wellbeing
  • Feel more able to get involved in your local communities
  • Feel less isolated, and anxious
  • Feel able to make changes in other areas of your lives

5 Ways to Wellbeing Workshops

These workshops explore each of the five ways to wellbeing:

  • Connect – with the people around you.
  • Be active – find an activity that you enjoy and make it a part of your life.
  • Keep learning – learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and new confidence.
  • Give – even the smallest act can count, whether it's a smile, a thank you or a kind word.
  • Be mindful – be more aware of the present moment, including your thoughts and feelings, your body and the world around you.

There is an opportunity for a 20 minute 1-2-1 support session with a wellbeing worker to put together an action plan to help you access the benefits of adopting a ‘5 Ways to Well-being’ approach.

We recommend you attend all 5 sessions to feel the full benefits.

Wellbeing workshops are a 5-week rolling programme which you join or drop out at any point (click blue links to book on Eventbrite):

Peer Support Groups

Peer support is where people use their own experiences to help others. It focuses on positive strengths not weaknesses and works towards wellbeing.

Come and meet others, learn about what helps improve and maintain good emotional wellbeing.

Peer support groups are currently available fortnightly in (click blue links to book on Eventbrite):

Active Wellbeing Sessions

These sessions aim to deliver a variety of physical activities for all abilities in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. They will incorporate a mix of strength exercises, cardio activities, and elements of recreational sports. A range of equipment will be used including small weights, resistance bands and mats.

The sessions will be delivered by a specialist referral instructor. Some background music will be played throughout the sessions.

These sessions are run by Active Lifestyle Centres on behalf of Southern Brooks Community Partnerships and South Gloucestershire Council.

Please note that sessions due to being held on Monday 19th August and Friday 23rd August have been cancelled.

Caring with Confidence

Where: Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Bristol, BS16 2QQ
When: Tuesday 24th Sept to 22nd Oct 1:30pm to 3:30pm

This free 5-week course will help you build a better understanding of what services are out there for you as a carer. It aims to increase your confidence in making decisions, working with professionals and getting the practical support you need. It also teaches techniques to deal with stress and emphasises the importance of looking after yourself.

Topics covered include juggling life and caring, stress management, good health for carers, rights and resources and effective communication.

For more information please contact Debbie Williams, Training Co-ordinator at the Carers Support Centre, by phone 01179589988 or e-mail debbiew@carerssupportcentre.org.uk

This session is run by Carers Support Centre on behalf of Southern Brooks Community Partnerships and South Gloucestershire Council.

Enhanced Support

You might not feel ready to join our ‘5 ways to wellbeing workshops’.  We can still help. We are working with a specialist health coach from Oasis-Talk who can help you feel ready to become involved.

Volunteering

You may want to continue your wellbeing journey through volunteering.  There is a range of opportunities across Southern Brooks provisions.  Volunteering roles can be at a level you are confident with fulfilling, for example, you can help a wellbeing worker with running a workshop or support an individual to get to a peer support group. As a volunteer, you will be offered training to help you in the role you choose to undertake.