Working together to keep Enfield healthy

Enfield Wellbeing Network project manager Cheryl-lya Broadfoot on the group’s mission to make Enfield a healthier borough

Mind in Enfield is one of Enfield Wellbeing Network’s partners

With more than 150 local residents supported so far, Enfield Wellbeing Network (EWN) is making huge strides in making Enfield healthier.

Funded by Enfield Council, EWN is a network of some of the best health and wellbeing expertise in Enfield, including Age UK Enfield, Enfield Carers Centre and Mind in Enfield. Our strategic partners are Alpha Care Specialists and Citizens Advice Enfield, with Enfield Voluntary Action the strategic lead.

Our team of health and wellbeing practitioners have been offering free support to Enfield residents since the network launched in January this year. We are encouraging local residents to build self-confidence to manage longer-term health conditions and possibly prevent new ones. We also offer general health and wellbeing guidance, access to community-based activities, workshops and events. Support from our staff and volunteers has been essential in helping achieve the goal of a healthier Enfield.

With the aim of empowering Enfield residents to self-manage their health and wellbeing, we go ‘the extra mile’ for our clients by making plans that fit our clients’ lifestyles. This includes self-care management tools and techniques, health awareness (including mental health), movement and exercise, diet and nutrition, support for carers and mindfulness among others.

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Our experienced health and wellbeing practitioners assess individual needs and work on a one-to-one basis with our clients for up to twelve weeks. Together the client and practitioner create a tailored wellbeing plan, with the goal of helping them move toward healthier options. Often with the further support of volunteers, our clients are ‘cheered’ on to meet their goals with accountability for progress included.

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Our first few months have been more successful than we expected. Since the launch, more than 150 Enfield residents have received support and more people are getting in touch daily. The team have been working so hard for local residents.

We have had wonderful feedback from clients – their positive comments about staff and volunteers are so heartwarming. It’s such a privilege to be able to facilitate Enfield residents becoming even healthier through the Enfield Wellbeing Network.

One EWN client had this to say: “Thank you for really listening, I had contacted other organisations and all they wanted to do was give me a link or phone number. You really helped me today, thank you so much.”

Enfield residents aged 18 or older are welcome to join Enfield Wellbeing Network. To find out more:
Call 020 3827 2840
Email [email protected]

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