Living and feeling better can start with a simple step-connecting. Health Connections Mendip is provided by your Mendip GP practices to improve your health and wellbeing.
The Talking Bench is a simple idea that a member of staff from the Health Connections team visits a bench in the centre of our town one morning per week and is present to talk and signpost people to other organisations and services in the town.
The current pandemic has meant that people are more isolated than usual. We are a constant presence in the heart of our community. We have chosen market day in our town as people are out and about shopping without having to make another trip.
The Talking Bench is in addition to our popular Talking Cafes. Our Talking Cafe has moved online and for some people this has its challenges so we came up with the Talking Bench as a face to face alternative. We have found that it has reached many more people that our usual Talking cafe users.
We have been able to use the bench as an opportunity to give out postcards for World Kindness day as well as giving out the Covid support booklets.
Talking Bench- Frome: Every Wednesday morning 10:30-11:00