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 at a regular time and is present to signpost people to help and support in the local community. Our staff are able to listen and to talk to people. The Covid pandemic has meant that people are more isolated than ever before and the range of support and local activities are ever changing. For people without internet access or who prefer face to face contact our benches are a convenient information point.
The Talking Bench is in addition to our popular Talking Cafes. Our Talking Cafés are no longer just online but we are continuing to offer the Talking Benches and are now visiting our local villages.
We have been able to use the bench as an opportunity to give out postcards for World Kindness Day, warm home winter bags day as well as Covid support booklets.
We have benches across Mendip. Follow the link for details of your nearest one. https://healthconnectionsmendip.org/talking-bench-frome/