Improving the health of isolated groups

Health resilience is the ‘outcome of successful adaptation to adversity’.  Feeling isolated can impact on an individual’s ability to adapt when faced with adversity and can impact on the overall heath and wellbeing of that person.  Peer support has a significant influence on the ability of patients to navigate the right services and adopt behaviours improving their health and well-being.

This masterclass explored two case studies encouraging the community to engage with the role of ‘buddy or ‘mate’ in the context of maternity and tuberculosis.  Delivered by David Jackson (South London CVS Partnership) and Swati Vyas (Redbridge CVS) the masterclass provided steers, guidance and ‘lessons learned’ in commissioning support that enables patients to manage their conditions.

 

RESOURCE GUIDE

Improving the health of isolated groups – resource guide 

PRESENTATION

Improving the health of isolated groups – presentation

Film

Improving the health of isolated groups