A whole community approach to ending social isolation through a social prescribing network

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What is a Social Prescribing Network?

Social prescribing is a way of linking patients or community members in primary care with sources of group support within the community, all via a Link Worker. Connecting individuals with local organisations and groups has potential to impact not only directly on the individual’s mental and physical health but also indirectly through increased social contacts, improved access to services and ultimately improved social networks within the community. It also provides medical professionals with non-medical referral options that can operate alongside existing treatments.

Our Ways to Wellness Community Link Worker will work with your patient to assist them identify activities they might be interested in and together, connect them with local classes, social groups and clubs within the community.

The Community Link Worker will meet with your patient to learn about their lifestyle and interests and together identify activities that will enable and support them to reach their health and wellbeing goals.

Who is Ways to Wellness for?

Ways to Wellness is a free service provided by the Mt Gravatt Community Centre to members of our community aged sixteen and above. The Ways to Wellness Project benefits those who:

  • May be new to the area
  • May have lost touch with friends and/or family
  • May experience barriers to getting out and about
  • May feel nervous meeting new people
  • May not know what types of activities are available in their community
  • May be experiencing social isolation and loneliness

The Ways to Wellness Program can help you:

Together you will be able to:

  • Explore what is important for your life and well-being
  • Identify the local activities and social groups you can benefit from
  • Gain support and encouragement to start using services that can help you

The Community Link Worker is:

  • Someone to talk to confidentially
  • Someone who is practical, helpful and who will not judge you​
  • Someone who can help you decide what you would like to do to improve your health, well-being and independence​
  • Someone who can find you activities that will suit you​
  • Someone who has connections with many services for referral if needed
  • Someone who can talk to your doctor on your behalf if you need this support
  • Someone who can give you support along the way

A thriving, healthy and connected
community in Mt Gravatt

Meet our Community Link Worker

Loretta

Loretta

Link Worker and Wellbeing Coordinator

Mt Gravatt Community Centre
Ph: 0491 625 869
E: linkworker@mgcci.org.au

Please email any inquiries or referrals to linkworker@mgcci.org.au

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Please complete this form to connect with us or phone us on 07 3343 9833 to speak with our Link Worker, Loretta.

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Mt Gravatt Community Centre
1693 Logan Rd, Upper Mount Gravatt QLD 4122
P: 0491 625 869
E: linkworker@mgcci.org.au

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