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.
Health Connections Mendip has listened to what the community wants and we work in a number of ways to support those who feel digitally excluded or who want to feel more confident in the digital world.
Learn with support from a Health Connections member of staff – we run tailored 1:1 sessions 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. Call us 01373-468368 and we put you in touch with our Digital Connector.
Learn online – Learn My Way is a free online ‘How To’ tutorial site – including videos, training courses and guidelines that you can print off. You can learn online at your own pace. Health Connections Mendip is a registered training centre for Learn My Way. Please enter our Centre ID number 8006569 www.learnmyway.com
Help 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
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 (click on the links below to view videos of some of the people that have received devices donated by organisations)
Digital Café – We run a drop-in digital support service at the Cheese & Grain, Frome, every Thursday from 10-11:30am. Just come along, grab some refreshments and join in. We will try to help with all your ‘how do I..’ questions.
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.
Our Let’s Connect work is all about the power of communities to support each other by passing on information to friends, family and neighbours and with simple projects that anyone and everyone can get involved with.
All these courses can be attended for free via Eventbrite and run on a monthly basis. You can join us on one of the Zoom sessions listed on the website or arrange a small in-person training session (following Government CV-19 guidelines). Please contact us to discuss if you want a session just for your organisation or group.
Call: 01373 468368