Wellbeing Team

Meon Health Practice Wellbeing Team logo with words: listen, explore, connect and empower.

Non-urgent advice: For urgent mental health concerns

If you need urgent mental health support please phone 111. In a life-threatening emergency call 999.
The Samaritans also offer a 24-hour service. You can call them on 116 123.
View other mental health support services.

About our Wellbeing Team

Our Wellbeing Team support patients with non-medical issues that do not need a medical prescription from a doctor. The team are here to support with life situations you may be struggling with. They can help deal with issues such as such as:

  • carer stress
  • loneliness and isolation
  • bereavement
  • employment issues
  • low mood and anxiety
  • other life situations

Our Wellbeing Team staff

An image of some of our Wellbeing Team Social Prescribers, Health Coaches and Assistants

Our Wellbeing Team consists of:

Social Prescribers can take time to get to know you over a number of sessions, identifying what matters to you and helping you identify what support you may need.

Health Coaches will support and guide you to become more active in your own health and care. This could involve self-managing a long-term health condition or support to lose weight, prevent diabetes, stop smoking and much more.

Solent Mind Mental Health Advisors work alongside the team and can also support our patients. We also work closely with various Mental Health services who we can refer you to.

Patient drop-ins

Come along for a chat

No appointment or booking is necessary.

Every Monday (not bank holidays)
between 10am – 1pm at Whiteley Surgery

Pop in and let the receptionist know you’d like to speak to someone from the Wellbeing Team.

Every Thursday
between 1pm – 3pm at St Columba Church, Hillson Drive, Fareham, PO15 6PF

Come along and meet our team. Citizens Advice and Andover Mind Carers’ Service are also available to speak to.

Cancer drop-in on the last Saturday of the month
between 9am – 12pm at Highlands Surgery

Open to anyone impacted by cancer – patients and/or carers. Come along to chat with the team, meet others going through a similar situation and find out about local services available to you.

Wellbeing Walks

Our health coaches offer weekly wellbeing walks in Fareham, Whiteley and Titchfield. These are gentle, low-intensity walks which are free of charge.

Exercise classes

Our Wellbeing team host various exercise classes:

  • Seated exercise classes
  • Beginner level Pilates

Booking is required and charges apply to cover costs.

Inclusive Pain Group

first Monday of the month (not bank holidays)
7:15pm – 8:15pm at Whiteley Surgery

This group is for patients experiencing chronic pain e.g.: fibromyalgia, joint pain, inflammation, sports injuries, etc. This group often includes guest speakers on a range of topics and therapies and is an opportunity for patients to share experiences. No appointment is necessary.

Contact us

Come along to any of our patient drop-in sessions (details above).

You can also email the team directly at: hiowicb-hsi.wellbeing-meonhealthpractice@nhs.net

Alternatively, call the Practice on 01329 845777.

Social Prescribing Day 2024

Social Prescribing Day is an annual and national celebration of the people, organisations and communities who make social prescribing happen. We celebrated on Thursday 14th March at our weekly patient drop-in at St Columba Church. Our Social Prescribers and Health Coaches hosted a fantastic celebration alongside their Solent Mind advisor colleagues.

The team were joined by many local support services including Citizen’s Advice, Community First Fareham, Andover Mind, Healthier You – NHS Diabetes Prevention Program HIOW (Xyla Health & Wellbeing) & Bee-Released Counselling. It was great to see many patients who our Wellbeing Team make a big difference to.

For many people, problems like loneliness, bereavement and unemployment can have a huge effect on their overall health, but the solution may not require a prescription or a doctor. Our Wellbeing Team are here to listen and work with patients to help find the way forward. Social Prescribing connects people to non-medical support to improve their health and wellbeing.

Social Prescribing Day – 14th March 2024