How can Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council help improve the health and wellbeing of our residents?
This is your opportunity to have a say in how Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council can best support those experiencing social isolation, or are struggling with their mental health and wellbeing.
The Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council Public Health Team, commission a scheme called ‘Stockton-on-Tees Service Navigation Project’ (SSNP), a ‘social prescribing’ service which supports people across the Borough.
Social prescribing connects people to local community groups, activities and services to help improve their health, wellbeing and social connections. This is usually done with support from a link worker or a buddy and is sometimes known as ‘community bridge building’ or ‘connecting communities’.
They are encouraging anyone in the Borough aged 16+ to take part in a short survey to tell us how we can best support our residents coming out of the pandemic.
They would like you to complete this short survey to help the Public Health team better understand:
- How social prescribing services are currently used by local groups, activities, services and residents;
- To what extent the needs of local people are currently being met by social prescribing services, in relation to social isolation, loneliness and mental wellbeing;
- Opportunities to improve social prescribing services, particularly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the changing needs of local residents.
This survey is for anyone aged 16+ who lives in Stockton-on-Tees, and will close at 11:59pm on Sunday 27th June.
Feel free to share this link with your friends, family and neighbours. SURVEY – www.stockton.gov.uk/spsresidentsurvey
Additionally, there is a separate survey for VCSE Organisations and Public Services to complete at www.stockton.gov.uk/spsvcsesurvey.
For more information, please contact the Public Heath team at Public.HealthTeam@stockton.gov.uk or 01642 528474.