Bluesci Social Prescribing Service
Bluesci provide a social prescribing service to support mental health and wellbeing. This is a way of connecting individuals into local community wellbeing activities that provide health benefits. This may be activities and interventions delivered at one of our four wellbeing centres or elsewhere in the community.
Key to success is strengthening relationships and joint working with local partner agencies including community and voluntary sector groups. Bluesci centres engage with the diverse community and in doing so build stronger community relationships between the community and the Health services. This in turn identifies a broad range of local wellbeing prescriptions that provide health benefits to Trafford residents.
What is waiting Well?
We want to provide you or the person you care for with help and support as soon as we can. Unfortunately, it can sometimes take time for an appointment with a Social Prescribing Wellbeing Practitioner.
Even though this can be a frustrating time, there are things you can do to help while waiting for Social Prescribing support. We have suggested some ideas below. Try any of these and find what helps. Don’t worry if one thing doesn’t work for you; try something else.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
We all need good mental health and wellbeing – it’s essential to living happy healthy lives. Self-care and general lifestyle changes can help us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. We recommend the Five Ways to Wellbeing: This short video clip helps explain the Five Ways to Wellbeing:
There are plenty of things that you can do to stay well and look after your mental health and well-being. Recently the Government Office for Science produced a large report on the evidence for how best we can do this. They have found that there are 5 things we could all do each day that can improve our mental health and wellbeing, levels of happiness and life satisfaction.
Developing relationships with your family, friends, people at work, your neighbours and people in communities will enrich your life and bring you support. Your local library is a great source of information about activities and groups in your area.
Helpful numbers, websites and services:
Christians Against Poverty (CAP) debt support – Call 0800 328 0006
Age UK Telephone Friendship for befriending services
The Trussell Trust we can arrange a foodbank voucher for you – Call 0161 912 3560
The Bread-and-Butter Thing affordable food club. The service meets at Broomwood Community Wellbeing Centre, Wednesdays 1.30pm – 3.30pm. (Make sure to join via the website before attending).
Trafford Parent Forum for Parent / Carer support
Trafford Carers Centre supporting Trafford’s carers – Call 0161 848 2400 (option 1 for adults)
Bluesci at Night – at Old Trafford Wellbeing Centre – call 07933882743, open Monday – Sunday 5.30pm – 12.30am
Trafford Talking Therapies NHS Talking Therapies service – Call 0161 357 1350
Ring and ride accessible minibuses – Call 0161 200 6011
Transport for Greater Manchester: Travel Vouchers for those with a disability – Call 0161 244 1000
Trafford Directory for information about Trafford services
Hub of Hope directory of mental health services and organisations
NHS Self Help Guides on a range of concerns from anxiety, to postnatal depression and stress