Social Prescribing Workshops

If you would like to attend any of the workshops listed below, please contact our Reception team for a referral to our Social Prescribers. 

Five ways to wellbeing workshop with CoCreate (St Marks Church) - 5th September until 3rd October 2022 (5 weeks)

The Social Prescribing Team have partnered with a local charity called CoCreate to pilot a new Five Ways to Wellbeing workshop.

The aim of the workshop is to connect people with nature and is loosely based on the 5 Steps to Wellbeing principles which NHS England suggests help to improve mental health and wellbeing. This could help patients feel more positive and able to get the most out of life by getting creative, slowing down, engaging with nature and boosting wellbeing.

Fibromyalgia workshop (St Marks Church ) - 31st October until 5th December (6 Weeks)

This is a six week group run in Highcliffe for those with experience of Fibromyalgia who would like to share ideas and explore different options.

This is a proactive / idea swapping group rather than a support group and we aim to have guest speakers from various organisations with insight into Fibromyalgia and to show what support is available.


Mental Health Recovery Workshops (Referral via Mental Health Team) - This is currently running at Highcliffe Medical Centre

The sessions are tailored to offer education and practical information/skills for individuals to take away and put into practice. You are welcome to attend if you are aged 18 plus and are not currently under any other mental health service. This is a rolling group programme and you can join at any point.

The course is 8 sessions long and covers:

  • Personal Recovery
  • Mindfulness
  • Managing anxiety
  • Change
  • Stress Management
  • Early Warning Signs
  • Values
  • Self-esteem

Health Coaching 

My Health My Way              2

Managing life with a health condition isn't always easy. We know that understanding and keeping track of medications, treatments, tests and appointments with healthcare professionals are important, but also that a health condition affects our emotions, how we feel about ourselves, our social life, hobbies and day to day routines at home. Feeling confident managing all of that can be a challenge.

At The Stour Surgery we have a health coach as part of our team. Clinical healthcare professionals like doctors and nurses can be really important to help us manage the medical aspects of our health, and health coaches can help us manage the emotional and practical impact in our day to day life.

The health coaches are there to support people with health conditions to feel more confident, and have lots of experience talking about a whole range of subjects:

  • managing pain and fatigue
  • preparing for appointments
  • accessing information to understand conditions and treatments
  • feeling more confident getting out and about
  • building a network of support around you
  • accepting and coming to terms with having a health condition

Sessions with our health coach might be for you if...

  • you have a long term health condition or are a carer for someone with a health condition
  • don't feel very confident about coping with your health condition
  • would like the chance to talk to someone for more than 10 mins who is focussed on seeing you as a whole person.

Your GP, practice nurse or any member of the reception team can refer you to see the Health Coaches, so if you are interested in this, please mention it one of the team at The Stour Surgery.

Call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergencyNHS ChoicesThis site is brought to you by My Surgery Website