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Swanshurst Seated Exercise and Walking Group: Lorraine’s Story

Lorraine has depression and uses a wheelchair. She had been speaking to her GP as her mental health was deteriorating and she wanted to lose...

Crocheting at Listen and Lunch / Making Friends through Listen and Lunch

In May 2021, we launched our Listen and Lunches in Small Heath. They provide an opportunity for people to come together over tasty food and...

Tapiwa’s Story

Tapiwa is an Accident and Emergency Sister at a local hospital. Tapiwa had been going through a rough patch because of lockdown and Covid-19. Her...

David’s Story

David, aged 72 from Newtown, lives alone and has been feeling quite depressed. David has been struggling with his money, in particular to pay for his...

Nicole’s Story

Nicole, 58, lives in Gravelly Hill with her husband. Nicole has had cancer four times so has a compromised immune system. When Covid hit in March...

Laura’s Story

Laura, from King’s Norton, has multiple sclerosis and uses a wheelchair. She fled domestic violence so now lives in social housing, which is unsuitable for her...

Carol’s Story-Listen & Connect

Carol, from Sutton Coldfield, has some physical and mental health problems including anxiety, depression, and poor mobility. When we first started speaking to Carol as...

Ryan’s Story- Listen & Cycle

Throughout Covid-19, we have been supporting people with practical support and friendly conversations through our Listen and Connect service. As restrictions have eased, we have...

Art’s Story- Social Prescribing

Art was born in Jamaica and lives in Birmingham with his son and his wife. In 2019, he had an accident at work that caused...

Jackie’s Group at Cotteridge Park

I’m Jackie, a Social Prescribing Link Worker within Weoley and Rubery PCN in South Birmingham and The Active Wellbeing Society (TAWS). In April 2021, I...