Who we can help

The Connecting Communities Social Prescription 12 week Program helps residents over the age of 18 to connect to social events, clubs, groups and activities in a bid to reduce social isolation and loneliness and improve health and wellbeing. 

We offer one on one support over 12 weeks to Fraser Coast residents who would like to:

- Make new friends or socialise
- Find out what is happening in their local area
- Be connected to local clubs, groups or activities
- Find exercise classes to join
- Improve their health and wellbeing
- Try something new
- Reduce social isolation or loneliness, or
- Engage in community service or volunteering.

How we can help

Social prescribing is proven to improve health outcomes by addressing the issues of social isolation and loneliness through engagement with social and physical activities.

The Connecting Community Social Prescription Pilot program has been funded by the Queensland Government and enables health care professionals to refer patients to a HBNC Link Worker, to co-design a non-clinical low level social approach to improving patient's health and wellbeing. 

How it works

Once you join the Connecting Communities program you will be assigned one of our friendly HBNC Link Workers who will work one-on-one with you over 12 weeks to identify your interests and what you might like to do socially.

Program participants will then be supported by our team members to access activities, groups or other services with the aim of providing long-term friendship, engagement and purpose. Our staff may also accompany you to any activities to ensure they feel comfortable attending the new environment.

If required, Link Workers will continue to work with you over a number of months until you comfortable attending activities on your own.

Contact us through the links below or email [email protected]

Refer a patient or client Self-refer Get in touch

Where to find us

Hours of operation: Monday to Thursday 9am to 3pm.

Location: Urangan Community Wellness Centre, Elizabeth Street

Connecting Communities is funded by the Queensland Government’s Communities Innovation Fund.