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Let's Connect
Let's Connect

Digital Connect Project

Our Digital Connect project is all about supporting people to feel more confident in the digital world. We can offer support and information in a number of ways;

Learn with support from a Health Connections member of staff – we run tailored 1:1 sessions with our Digital Health Connector where you can learn how to use your device(s). From learning to use a keyboard, search engines, using video calling through to WhatsApp and online shopping. Contact the Health Connections team on the number below.

Digital Café – We run a drop-in digital support service at the Cheese & Grain café in Frome, every Thursday from 10-11:30am. If you want to chat to our friendly Digital Health Connector this is a good place to start. There is also the opportunity to meet others who are also learning new digital skills.

Self-guided learning online  – Learn My Way is an easy to use free website that will guide you through basic digital learning using videos, training courses and easy to read guidelines that you can print off. You can learn online at your own pace from home. Health Connections Mendip are registered training centre for Learn My Way. Please enter our Centre ID number 8006569 when you first visit the site. Visit the website by clicking here: www.learnmyway.com

Getting devices in order to get online – if you don’t have a tablet or smartphone device, Health Connections can help you look at options to see if there are any free devices and/or data, devices on loan or places where you can get online for free. Do call for more information or pop along to the Digital Café on a Thursday in Frome (see above)

Helping others – if you are tech savvy and want to support other people by spreading information about support to friends, family and neighbours. You can train as a Digital Community Connector. Book your place on this simple one hour training via Eventbrite or do call us if you prefer to book by phone https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/health-connections-mendip-13492597642 

Digital Unite – In partnership with NHSX, Digital Unite are looking for Digital Champions to join as a volunteers to help those in the community become digital included. As the world goes digital many are being left behind. If you think you could help and have the time then please contact us to find out more about this valuable service.

To find out more or to speak to our Digital Health Connector please call 01373 468368 or email mendip.healthconnections@nhs.net