After hearing stories of people trapped and isolated within their homes, the Mt Gravatt Community Centre, community members, churches, faith groups, unions, health practitioners and the University of QLD committed to grow a social prescribing network which connects our most vulnerable people to community. We did this through a process of “community organising” which was powered by the QLD Community Alliance.
We know that health and well-being starts with taking care of ourselves as best we can and this includes having social connections. But that isn’t always easy. Where are the exercise classes or the social and community groups you could join? What can you do to improve your health and well-being? That’s where Social Prescribing comes in!
Groups across Mt Gravatt and surrounding suburbs have committed to welcoming new people as part of our network. We do this through our Community and Health Care Link Workers, Wendy Blackmon and Elise Marr. Wendy is based at the Mt Gravatt Community Centre and Elise is based at local medical practices.
Wendy and Elise will help identify activities you might be interested in and connect you with local classes, social groups and clubs within the community to help you reach your well-being goals.
They will meet with you at a place that is convenient to you, to learn about your lifestyle and interests, and support you to engage with meaningful group programs in the community.