Aminah Teague and Hannah Furnish work in surgeries across the Taff Ely area, providing support with non-medical needs. This includes mental health and wellbeing, loneliness and isolation, volunteering or employment, housing, benefits and financial support, or anything else patients would like to talk about.
Their job involves connecting people to local activities, support and services. Wellbeing Coordinators can take the time to chat with patients and get to know them and their interests.
Aminah said: “We take time to have a good chat, find out what might be helpful to them at the moment and it could be for anything, from feeling a bit isolated, mental health and wellbeing, issues around housing, finance, training and volunteering, it could literally be anything.”
During the covid19 pandemic, Hannah and Aminah have been working in new ways supporting patients. Appointments are currently take place over the phone and the wellbeing team have been able to provide practical support, such as shopping or picking up prescriptions.
Between them, Aminah and Hannah provide support to patients across the whole Taff Ely area. Aminah covers New Park Surgery, Eglwysbach Medical Practice, Taff Vale Practice and Old School Surgery. Hannah can support patients in Park Canol Practice, Ashgrove Surgery and Taffs Well Medical Centre. She also supports people attending Llantrisant Job Centre and Pontypridd Job Centre and will be running appointments from both locations in the future.
If you’re looking for support with any of the issues above or just feel you need a chat about your mental health or wellbeing, you can contact Aminah or Hannah directly or make an appointment through your GP surgery.
Aminah is available on 07515 166035 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hannah is available on 07730 431859 or email email@example.com