My Best Life/Social Prescribing

MY BEST LIFE is a service for Barnsley and advisors working with people over 18 to connect them with local non-medical support.  

SOCIAL PRESCRIBING is a similar service to My Best Life and focus' on the age group 14-18 years and their families.

Advisors can visit you at home or wherever you feel most comfortable and they will work with you to put together an action plan that can help with such as:

  • improving mental wellbeing
  • managing physical health and symptoms
  • leading a healthier lifestyle
  • improving your home environment
  • getting involved in the local community
  • maximising your income and access benefits
  • help finding work, training and volunteering opportunities
  • loneliness
  • getting out and about
  • loss of confidence/purpose
  • poor health linked to housing or housing conditions
  • life changing events such as birth, retirement, bereavement

Alison Kelly is our representative and is based at Sheffield Road Surgery.  If you would like to be considered for referral to either service, please give Alison a call on 0345 122 0809 and she will ensure that these are passed on to the relevant advisor.

CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE SOCIAL PRESCRIBING

 

We continue to work alongside the new Children & Young People Social Prescribing Service (Link Works), funded through the PCN to work with customers aged 14-17 years. The service has now opened up referrals to Schools as well as GP’s and the age range lowered to 14. Each referral is assessed individually and support may be offered to younger individuals. If you have any queries about this service please contact the Team Leader: janie.wike@nhs.net. Care Coordinators will soon be in post at each GP Practice and will be key in identifying referrals to both Link Works and My Best Life.

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  • “NHS staff and students on placement, check out the Emergencies In series from OUP. Each book in the series serves as a quick reference and practical guide to emergencies that occur in clinical practice.”
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  • “NHS staff and students on placement, you have access to Emergencies in Anaesthesia, the practical, accessible guide to all emergency situations encountered during, and immediately following, anaesthesia. This handbook will guide you through what to do and when, following the ABCDE emergency approach.
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  • “NHS staff and students on placement, get practical and expert advice on all aspects of the nurse's role through the Oxford Handbooks in Nursing. Whether you are a student or a practicing nurse, you can get comprehensive and reliable guides to patient care, from initial assessment, to discharge and continuing care in this Handbook.
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RESOURCES

 

  • https://www.barnsley.gov.uk/ready-for-winter/stay-well-this-winter/. A message from Ellie Pate Communications and Marketing Manager BMBC – ‘There are lots of things you can do to help Barnsley residents, and your friends and family, stay well this winter. The cold weather can be seriously bad for health, especially if you’re under five or have a long-term health condition. Getting a flu vaccination, keeping the home heated to at least 18°C (65°F) and making changes to avoid falls will help people to stay well. There are local organisations and schemes that can support residents in Barnsley. Find out more at. Click ‘Read our warm homes flyer’ to find places to signpost and advice to pass onto residents’.
  • https://www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/media/3102/low-res-draft-12-creative-pack-2.pdfThe
  • pandemic’s distancing measures mean that one of the most important ingredients of everyone’s mental
  • health has been dramatically reduced: being with other people. Your Creative Care Kit is full of ideas that can help you both look after yourself, and connect to others. Tuck into this jam-packed box of inspiration and get started!’.
  • https://barnsleycab.org.uk/. Early in November it was ‘Talk Money Week’ and the Friends of Citizens Advice Barnsley were busy inviting as many people as possible to share conversations and information about managing money. Managing money worries helps us to feel better mentally and physically and contributes enormously to our overall wellbeing, and anyone with any questions or difficulties should contact their local Citizens Advice Service. If you would like to become a Friend, just sign up using the contact details in the newsletter (attached), to receive regular news and information.  



 
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