Health & Wellbeing

Digital Health:

Access online health resources to enable a healthier and happier you!

  • Would you like to register for the online service at your surgery?
  • Worried about your health condition?
  • Suffering from aches and pains?
  • Find out about local health & wellbeing courses & activities

For help and advice on any of these issues, give us a call 0114 399 1070 

Social Prescribing

Social prescribing is a way for GPs, other health professionals and local agencies to refer people to a Link Worker. 

Link Workers give people time, focusing on what matters to them using a holistic approach to people’s health and wellbeing. They connect people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.

Heeley Trust currently has four Link Workers – Maxine, Matthew, Jenna and Ben. They receive referrals from GP practices in the Heeley Plus Primary Care Network and from other local agencies. 

Practices in the Heeley Plus Primary Care Network:

  • Carrfield Medical Centre
  • Gleadless Medical Centre
  • Heeley Green Surgery
  • Sharrow Medical Centre
  • Sloan Medical Centre – Main site and Blackstock Road
  • The Mathews Practice – Asline Road and White Lane
  • Veritas Health Centre

Social prescribing works for a wide range of people, including those with one or more long-term conditions, who need support with their mental health, who are lonely or isolated or who have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing.

To make an initial appointment with one of our Link Workers, you can be referred by your GP practice (if it is part of the Heeley PCN) or if you live locally in Heeley and the surrounding area by another agency such as Age UK. Alternatively, you can self-refer by calling Heeley Trust on 0114 399 1070.

Health Projects

The Community Team have a Health and Wellbeing Projects coordinator Charlie who will be working with the community and finding out what health means to them. She works alongside our GP Surgeries, Link Workers and Digital Inclusion roles to improve residents health and wellbeing through outdoor activities.

I felt quite disconnected from nature and found it all too easy to stay indoors on my difficult days, when the weather looked unappealing or if there were too many people outside. I am finding the nature natter sessions help me feel calmer, slow down and connect more deeply to my surroundings. So far I have learnt to light a fire, make a picture frame and a wreath out of natural materials in the local park’

Nature Natter Participant

Charlie’s enthusiastic and patient instructions, demonstrations and encouragement have helped me have the confidence to be able to work at my pace and not just sit at home getting in panic reading the news. I started to notice the subtle shapes, colours and textures of the leaves and plants in the park. Since starting our sessions, I am now building up the confidence to get out of the house every day for a walk and trying to explore new places. The nature natter is a highlight of my week, it is definitely helping lift my mood’.

Nature Natter Participant Jan 2021