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Ways to Wellbeing

Lead service provider/commissioner


York Council for Voluntary Service

Type of knowledge

Type of knowledge:

Project evaluation

Type of evaluation:

Outcome evaluation; Focus group; Interviews

Prevention service description

Key partners include the voluntary and community sector, City of York Council, the Priory Medical Group and the Clinical Commissioning Group. A Steering Group which oversees the pilot meets bi-monthly. Agreement is given to access medical records and the referral form has been integrated into GP systems in the four surgeries run by the Priory Medical Group to reduce any barriers to making a referral.

The Ways to Wellbeing model is based on The Five Ways to Wellbeing, a set of evidence-based actions developed by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) following the Government’s Foresight Project on Mental Capital and Mental Wellbeing which reported in 2008. The simple actions - Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give are designed to create pathways to improved mental health and greater wellbeing of the whole population

Intervention/service type:

Befriending, mentoring and peer support; Information and advice; Community services; Social prescribing; Self-care

Target client group(s):

Older people; Adults with long-term health conditions; Adults with mental health problems; Carers; Vulnerable adults

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