The following video has been put together by the Healthy London Partnership and gives a flavour of our work here at the Well Centre as well information about the NHS GO App.
The Well Centre is run by Herne Hill Group Practice. The Centre is very grateful for the support of a number of different local organisations who have helped to get the project off the ground:
- Streatham Youth and Community Trust
- NHS Lambeth
- Lambeth Council
- South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
- Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity
Senior Health & Wellbeing Practitioner
I've been a qualified youth worker for ten years and have worked for grassroots organisations and larger charities providing a range of support. I have experience of working in projects for refugee young people and young carers, I've taught RSE (relationship and sex education) in a variety of settings, have jointly run therapeutic groups for traumatised young people and managed universal youth club sessions. Throughout all of this I've worked one to one with young people to, providing them with a safe space to talk through any issues they face and support to take steps forward when they feel it's necessary.
In my role as Senior Health and Wellbeing Practitioner I'll be continuing to provide 1-1 support to young people, helping them find their voice and articulating their needs. I'll also be looking at how the Well Centre can provide group sessions; these will be opportunities for young people experiencing similar challenges to meet, get support and find ways to progress together as a community.
Health & Wellbeing Practitioner
My name is Lorraine; I am a health and well-being practitioner here at the well centre. I have a degree in BSc psychology and counselling, my background consists of working in mental health hospitals thus including working on CAMHS wards, working with offenders in the prison service who were suffering with substance misuse and mental health issues. I have also gained experienced working in social care setting, a residential family assessment unit for vulnerable families. I have a desire to impact and make positive changes in people’s lives.
I believe that all young people can achieve anything that they put their minds to pushing themselves to their fullest potential in order for the young person to achieve their end goal. I use the social prescribing method, to ensure that all of the young people that I work with needs are met in a holistic way enhancing their health and wellbeing. I refer the young people that we work with to a range of local, non-clinical services which is of interest to them which enables the young person to improve their health and well-being.