Wellbeing for Life team - who to contact.

Our Wellbeing for Life team provides a wide range of FREE services for adults 16 years and over to help improve your wellbeing. This includes support for those affected by cancer with our Macmillan Joining the Dots Team and the ‘no wrong door’ approach of our Facilitators supporting you to make a change when you may not know where to start or who to ask. 

Wellbeing for Life – Meet Your Facilitator

Hello my name is Laura Hood and I am your Wellbeing Facilitator for Consett and Stanley

My role:

If you want to make changes but don’t know where to start, I can help! Our approach is a ‘no wrong door approach’ so we will always be able to help you. Whether that is giving you the information you need, asking some questions or making calls on your behalf, or supporting you to access activities and services for the first time – I can come with you. Wellbeing for Life is all about helping you have the best quality of life you can.

My background:

I have worked for Leisureworks and the NHS in various community roles for over 9 years, including working as a Volunteer and Skills Coordinator for the Wellbeing for Life Service for the past 3 years. I have experience supporting people with practical concerns such as housing, finance and transport, as well as supporting people to improve their health, lifestyle and wellbeing.

Where can you find me?

I will be working out and about in the local area. I am flexible and can meet you at a time and place convenient for you, so if you are looking for support, please do not hesitate get in touch.

Wellbeing for Life – Meet Your Practitioners

Hello our names are Susan Ashall, Wendy Scofield-Marlowe and Julie Stobbart

Our role:

If you want to improve your health, happiness, opportunities and your overall quality of life then we can help. We can support you over 8-12 sessions with numerous things including how to eat healthier, be more active, give up smoking, learn new skills and improve your mental wellbeing. We also have links to a variety of other services, to ensure that once your time working with us has ended, you have the opportunity to continue on the path to a happier and healthier you.

Our background:

Between us we have over 20 years’ experience of working within the health and fitness sector and have worked in the Wellbeing for Life Service for the past 3 years. We have experience supporting people to improve their health, lifestyle and wellbeing and working with people to manage long term conditions such as Anxiety and Depression, Diabetes and Fibromyalgia.

Where you can find us?:

Our office base is in Annfield Plain; however you will often find us working out of local GP surgeries and community centres. We also work with people in their own homes if they are unable to get out and meet us in the community.

Macmillan Joining the Dots - Meet Your Facilitator

Hello my name is Claire Welsh and I am your Joining the Dots Facilitator for Consett and Stanley.

My role:

To provide support and information to those affected by Cancer, whether it be a diagnosis or for family or friends.  Our team will have links to a variety of other services available. No more endless ringing around, just contact our team, we are here to help and direct you to the services you need.

My background:

I have dedicated my career to supporting patients in their journey through the healthcare system, having that extensive knowledge and experience I am confident I can apply this to helping provide support and information for those affected by cancer.

Where can you find me?

Like the rest of the team I am out and about working in the community, however my base is in Annfield Plain.

To contact any of the Wellbeing for Life team for support contact us on 0800 8766887 or access our website at www.wellbeingforlife.net