Health and Wellbeing

New ‘wellbeing café’ in Exeter

Wellbeing Cafe

Posted on: 25 October 2019

A new pop-up café run by Wellbeing Exeter is opening in the city centre this week.

The Wellbeing Cafe will be open at 6 Paris Street (just up from Shopmobility) from today, Monday 28 October until Saturday 2 November, 11am to 3pm each day.

The café will be welcoming and listening to residents, while linking and showcasing some of the fantastic community groups and activities we have in Exeter.

Staff will explain how Wellbeing Exeter works to strengthen community connections and networks across the city.

Everyone is welcome to pop in for a hot drink and learn about some of the great work going on across the city. A series of fun activities will held throughout the week and are open to all who would like to drop-in.

Cllr Amal Ghusain, Portfolio Holder for Equality, Diversity & Communities, said:

“This will be a great opportunity to highlight the fantastic work done by Wellbeing Exeter, while reaching out to members of the community who may now know what is available.

“There’s also a range of fun activities during the week, and I hope as many people as possible will come along for a chat and a hot drink.”

Wellbeing Exeter is a partnership of public, voluntary and community sector organisations who have come together to explore better ways of supporting the 40 per cent of patients who visit their GP with socially-based rather than medical problems.

It has led the way on social prescribing, enabling individuals and communities to improve and promote their own health and wellbeing.

Councillor Andrew Leadbetter, Devon County Council’s Exeter lead and Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, said:

“Although they may not require medical solutions, socially-based problems are very real all the same, and may impede people’s quality of life and personal wellbeing.

“Social isolation is a good example and a reoccurring theme, and solutions to some problems that people talk about to their GP may be found through engagement in the local community. This pop-up café is part of that solution and the County Council is pleased to support it.”

Wellbeing Exeter is funded by Exeter City Council, Devon County Council and the New Devon Clinical Commissioning Group.

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