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Feel Good Suffolk

A new approach to improving health and wellbeing in Suffolk.

Feel Good Suffolk launched on 2 October, providing a completely new approach to improve the health and wellbeing of Suffolk people, including support to stop smoking, manage weight and to be more physically active.

Feel Good Suffolk is a partnership between local councils and health colleagues working together with voluntary and community sector organisations and others, building on close links with communities to offer greater choice and flexibility of services to meet the needs of residents.

The FAQs listed below may answer your query or you can contact us in a number of ways

Frequently asked questions

Who is eligible for support from Feel Good Suffolk?
Everyone can benefit from the information provided from the Feel Good Suffolk website. For more intensive support, eligibility criteria does apply. A list of current eligibility criteria will be available on the website shortly.
Are there any particular services that FGS is not able to provide?

There are a number of support services that FGS does not support. They include:

•  Prescription of weight loss and or smoking cessation medication
•  Administration of weight loss injections
•  Support for those wishing to undergo bariatric surgery
•  Counselling and therapeutic services
•  Clinical interventions or advice

Can I refer on someone else’s behalf?

Anyone can refer themselves using the Get Support referral form on the FGS website. Health professionals can refer on someone else’s behalf, but there are some variations that apply. GP practices in Suffolk (non-Waveney practices) can refer a patient using a simple DXS form on SystmOne. Waveney-based practices, and pharmacy teams should continue to direct people to the self-referral form.

I would like to access a Wellbeing Walk, are these still available?

Yes!

There are over 200 volunteer-led walks across Suffolk. Details of upcoming walks that you can join can be viewed at:

https://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/wellbeing-walks-groups/ramblers-wellbeing-walks-suffolk

How can I access the new Feel Good Suffolk service?

There is a lot of information on this website about how to get help.

You can contact us or Self refer here

Who has been involved in developing the Feel Good Suffolk offer?

Feel Good Suffolk is a unique partnership of local councils and health colleagues working together, building on their close links with communities to offer greater choice and flexibility of services to meet the needs of residents.

There has been extensive service user engagement to develop the new model in the early stages. Other partner organisations and groups are either already involved or will continue to be engaged over the coming months.

Once my details have been shared with Feel Good Suffolk, how long can I expect to wait before I can access a service?
After you have made a referral, Feel Good Suffolk Advisers will be in touch as soon as possible to confirm when you can expect to receive support and will provide regular communication on the status of each enquiry.

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Stop smoking

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Smoking is linked to 50 different illnesses and is responsible for the death of 76,000 people a year in Britain.

Feel Good Suffolk has a range of support and information to help you get motivated, stay focused and stop smoking for good.

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Be active

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Being active can lift our mood, improve sleep and make us feel more connected, as well as reduce the risk of major illnesses.

Feel Good Suffolk has a range of support and information to help you get motivated, stay focused and be active.

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Healthy weight

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Maintaining a healthy weight helps us maintain good health and can help prevent or manage long-term health conditions. 

Feel Good Suffolk has a range of support and information to help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

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