Listen & Connect
Listen and Connect is a listening service with a difference!
Listen and Connect provides a telephone support service that offers a safe space for people to feel heard and to talk about what is important to them. What makes us unique is that the service sits within a wider network of support services within The Active Wellbeing Society which means we can offer practical solutions with links to Share Shacks and food support. We have an experienced and knowledgeable team that can provide up to 12 weeks of support for people to live well, be active, access information and advice. As well as connecting them to opportunities within their communities to improve their physical and mental wellbeing.
Our vision is to promote good mental health, physical wellbeing, and a sense of community belonging; through meaningful conversation and connecting people with local resources and opportunities that will support them to lead the lives they want to live.
I love how we can just walk and chat and how informal it is and I’m really happy with the way things went and I wouldn’t change anything!
Faith has struggled to manage the balance between mental health and physical wellbeing. She had a history of severe anxiety, self-harm, and attempted suicide.
Our team set up 12 weekly telephone calls, 1-2-1 sessions and encouraged faith to attend the local leisure center. We supported her with combatting loneliness, managing her anxiety, and helped her back into physical activity.