Welwyn Hatfield Healthy Hub

About us

If you need to find out about any health and wellbeing services available in Welwyn Hatfield look here first. If you provide a service that improves health and wellbeing we would love to hear from you to join the Healthy Hub family.

Our vision is to have an easy to use virtual hub that provides advice, information and puts you in touch with what you need. The hub is for everyone, residents, friends, family, doctors, referrers, professionals, volunteers, carers, students, young and old.

The hub will be an evolving site, we welcome feedback and ideas to help make it grow and flourish for the community of Welwyn Hatfield.

Welcome.

The Healthy Hub works in different ways.

· You can find out accredited and current health advice from the NHS.

· The search function finds activities, clubs and healthcare services near you.

· You can directly access local, established partners that offer support, chosen to represent all stages in our lives.

· We use the 5 ways to wellbeing as routes through to find what is best for you

Welwyn Hatfield Healthy Hub will be coming to you soon with its very own website. In the meantime we are using One Welhat to share current Covid19 health and wellbeing information via our bulletin until our website goes live.

To go straight to the Bulletin page please click Healthy Hub Bulletin May 19th or read on to find out more about the 5 Ways to Wellbeing.


What are the Five Key Messages for Health and Wellbeing?

The Five Ways to Wellbeing is based on scientific evidence, pulled together to generate Five key messages that lead to improvements in our mental health and wellbeing. The aim is to develop a "mental health equivalent" of the popular and well-known message, 'Five a Day'.

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Our Healthy Hub team at Welwyn and Hatfield believe it to be a great way to help us all understand how we can get healthy and stay healthy.


CONNECT

with people around you, family and friends, colleagues and neighbours. At home, work and school or in your local community. Think of these as the cornerstones of your life and invest in developing them. Building these connections will support and enrich you every day.

How can the Welhat Healthy Hub help you to CONNECT ... by directing you to your local services that Connect you to Social events and activities, Meet up groups and Clubs for all ages or we candirect you to someone that can help you to connect.

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KEEP LEARNING

Try something new. Rediscover an old interest. Sign up for that course. Take on a different responsibility at work. Fix a bike. Learn to play an instrument or how to cook your favourite food. Set a challenge you will enjoy achieving. Learning new things will make you more confident as well as being fun.

How to Keep Learning with the Welhat Healthy Hub... by directing you to Courses and Evening classes, Marathons and Physical challenges, Races, Competitions, Apprenticeships, Internships, Campaigns, Careers advice, Surveys, and College and University courses or we can direct you to someone who can support you to learn.

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GIVE

Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Thank someone. Smile. Volunteer your time. Join a community group. Look out, as well as in. Seeing yourself, and your happiness, linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and creates connections with the people around you.

How the Welhat Healthy Hub can help you take part in rewarding and meaningful activities...by directing you to local services in your community that can help you; Volunteer, Fundraise, Caring for others, Charities, Neighbourhood groups, Church groups, Hospices or we can put you in touch with someone who can help you find what you're are looking for.

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TAKE NOTICE

Be curious. Catch sight of the beautiful. Remark on the unusual. Notice the changing seasons. Savour the moment, whether you are walking to work, eating lunch or being creative. Be aware of the world around you and what you are feeling. Reflecting on your experiences will help you appreciate what matters to you.

How the Welhat Healthy Hub can help you Take Notice.... By directing you to your local services to help you discover your new experience, for example; Meditation, Mindfulness, Arts and Crafts courses, Exhibitions, Music classes, Healthy Eating, Concerts and Theatre, Wildlife groups and Campaigns or we can direct you to someone who can go through the options with you.

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BE ACTIVE

Go for a walk or run. Step outside. Cycle. Play a game. Garden. Dance. Exercising makes you feel good. Most importantly, discover a physical activity you enjoy and that suits your level of mobility and fitness.

The Welhat Healthy Hub can help you be more active...By directing you to local activities and clubs; Walking groups, Running groups, Sports groups, Yoga and Pilates groups, Swimming groups, Tia-Chi groups, Assisted gym, Dance groups, Cycling groups, Martial arts groups, Canoeing, Climbing, Gardening or we can put you in touch with support to help you be more active.

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If you would like to take part in our resident's Covid19 pandemic health survey then please follow the link: Resident's Health Survey

Contact us

If you would like to contact the Healthy Hub Team with an enquiry regarding the Welhat Healthy Hub Website or you have a Health and Wellbeing news item for our news page then please email us on healthyhub@welhat.gov.uk - The Healthy Hub Team will aim to get back to you within 3 working days.

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