Devon Community Foundation
To change the conversation from “What’s the matter with you?” to “What matters to you?” Currently 40% of people visiting their local GPs have socially based problems rather than medical ones. The NHS is on its knees and this ineffective use of resource is not sustainable. The Wellbeing Exeter project is an innovative and unique social prescribing and community building initiative to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Exeter. If it is successful in laying the foundations it could transform people’s lives and the way health is dealt with everywhere, not just in Exeter. The film had two key objectives. The first is to explain what the project is, what social prescribing really means and the real benefits it can bring. The second was to seek further funding to run the model to scale across Exeter. Both objectives were achieved.