“I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for this group”: Dennis’s story

Dennis chatting with Leslie and Keith

We’re pleased to say the South Birmingham Long Term Conditions Group, which we started supporting in 2014, is still going strong. The meetings, facilitated by Gateway and funded by the NHS South Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), have gone from being every three months to every month. Gateway supports the group committee to host a …

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Workplace Wellbeing Workshops: places available

Having employees who suffer from poor mental and physical health isn’t just bad for them – it can be bad for your business. Low wellbeing levels in the workplace can affect staff turnover, productivity and motivation. That’s why we’ve put together a range Workplace Wellbeing Workshops, designed specifically for employees to improve their health and …

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Happier, healthier, and housed: Alia’s story

Social Prescribing Day banner

To celebrate the first Social Prescribing Day, we wanted to share a recent story from Healthy Futures, our social prescribing service. Social Prescribing Day aims to highlight the importance and significance of social prescribing within healthcare. Created by the Social Prescribing Network, a collaboration of doctors, colleges and the NHS, it’s a chance for services …

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Spring training dates: RSPH courses in April and May

We’ve just released new course dates for RSPH Level 2 courses in Understanding Health Improvement, Encouraging a Healthy Weight and Healthy Eating and Understanding Behaviour Change. These short courses are suitable for wellbeing officers, health champions, community workers, health advisors, pharmacy assistants, volunteers, and anyone else who is interested in improving the health and wellbeing …

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Announcing a new Integrated Lifestyle Service for Solihull

We’re really pleased to announce that Gateway Family Services has been awarded the contract to provide Solihull’s Integrated Lifestyle Service for a minimum of three years from April 2019. Gateway will be working with a number of partners to deliver a range of core lifestyle services to communities in Solihull, including health checks, weight management, …

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Health and wellbeing qualifications: new course dates announced

Limited places are now available for RSPH-accredited supporting smoking cessation, understanding health improvement and supporting behaviour change courses in Birmingham in the new year. If one of your new year’s resolutions is to gain a health and wellbeing qualification (or to support your staff to do so), then this is for you. These short courses …

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What’s the future for Healthy Futures?

Healthy Futures Practice Navigator at work

Unfortunately, we’ve had to stop taking referrals to our social prescribing service Healthy Futures again, leaving dozens of vulnerable people in Birmingham without support. Right now, we simply don’t have the money to continue. Back in February, we announced that we would be continuing to fund the service using our own savings. At the time, …

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