Keeping Well is a project for adults living in Blackburn and Darwen who have a long-term health condition. People with a long-term health condition are more likely to experience poor mental health. Being mentally healthy can mean that people are better able to manage their physical health condition.
Keeping Well is a continuation of Lancashire Mind's hugely successful Achieving Self Care (ASC) project and has been running since January 2017, with funding up until March 2020. The project aims to improve wellbeing and health perception, whilst decreasing loneliness. This contributes towards reducing GP contact for non-medical needs.
Keeping Well Coaches work one-to-one with clients within community centres and GP surgeries, providing low level intervention and helping individuals to improve their self-care, by encouraging positive day to day changes. The guided self-help interventions can include pacing techniques, relaxation and mindfulness, challenging unhelpful thoughts and implementing more effective and healthy coping strategies. After an Initial Assessment has taken place, there will be around six sessions, usually taking place once per week, for 45 minutes per session.
Referrals can be made by either yourself or a health professional, such as your GP or social worker. If you think Keeping Well is for you, or you are a professional wanting to refer someone, contact us on 01257 231660 or complete the form below and we'll contact you.