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

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What is a Social Prescribing Network?

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.

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 Project can help you to:

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 and Health Care Link Workers are:

  • 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 Link Workers

Wendy Blackmon

Wendy Blackmon

Community Link Worker

Mt Gravatt Community Centre
P: 0412 679 833
E: linkworker@mgcci.org.au

Elise Marr

Elise Marr

Health Care Link Worker

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

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Contact us to find more

Please complete this form to connect with us or phone us on 07 3343 9833 to speak with our Link Workers, Elise and Wendy.

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Mt Gravatt Community Centre
1693 Logan Rd, Upper Mount Gravatt QLD 4122.
P: 0412679833
E: linkworker@mgcci.org.au