December’s Spotlight On…

This month we would like to shine our spotlight on our new Health and Wellbeing Coach.

Meet Mark!

“Hi. I’m Mark, the Health and Wellbeing Coach for Cradley Surgery. I have a background in health and social care including social prescribing and clinical work in podiatry.

I am available to support patients in a person-centered, empathic way to make lifestyle changes and move towards improved health outcomes. The coaching approach helps patients think through their situations and raise motivation levels for change. It helps with working to overcome barriers and to support patients in making their own realistic goals to improve their wellbeing. Coaching can help people better self-manage long-term conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and overweight.

It can also help with low level mental health issues, stress and mood.

Patients can self-refer to the service by asking at Reception to see me or they can be referred by a clinician.

I am usually at the surgery on Wednesday mornings but can also consult with patients via video call/telephone or arrange to meet somewhere in the community (e.g, a home visit).”