The Barnet Wellbeing Service is a collaborative partnership that focuses on improving the emotional and physical wellbeing of people in Barnet. This includes a Tier 4 discharge service, community IAPT wellbeing workshops, as well as the Barnet Wellbeing Hub.
The Barnet Wellbeing Hub is the mental health social prescribing gateway to more than 350 wellbeing services across Barnet. It provides a flexible, holistic, person-centred approach focusing on an individual’s needs and wellbeing, starting with an Emotional Health Check. This is an emotional MOT that employs a person-centred, tailored, social-prescribing approach to help an individual identify goals and needs, and connect them with appropriate wellbeing services. These can be talking therapies, wellbeing and community activities, advocacy services, and information and advice.
The hub hosts a weekly multi-disciplinary team discussion on complex cases, involving clinical managers from NHS services, adult social care and secondary care mental health link workers. It also delivers a monthly Wellbeing Café at the Meritage Centre that offers a safe, social and networking space for service users, as well as working to create volunteering opportunities for individuals.
Please note: All interventions, including the café, are currently delivered via remote digital platforms.
Meridian Wellbeing is the main provider of the Barnet Wellbeing Hub service. As well as the Barnet Wellbeing Hub, Meridian Wellbeing provides a range of core services that include accredited talking therapies, IAPT Step 2 and 3 interventions, Housing Legal Advice from a qualified solicitor, and a range of community wellbeing activities. These include:
- Peer support service including one to one, peer led groups and weekly volunteer training
- Wellbeing webinars: standalone and group based CBT webinars and psycho-education workshops for service users and professionals
- Podcasts and wellbeing blogs
- Hate crime awareness events and activities
- Physical activities including tai chi, yoga, chair yoga, flower craft, music classes, and more
- Barnet residents
- of working age (16+)
- experiencing mild to moderate mental health needs and psychosocial issues,
- For individuals that are receiving secondary care support from their local trust, the service may be able to connect individuals with wraparound support to support their care plans.
- The service does not reject users based in other boroughs, and will make connections with local services where possible.
How to refer
The following clinicians can refer to this service:
GPs, Healthcare professionals
Referral methods: EMIS managed referral
GP/allied health professional referrals are preferred, with any known history and identified risks.
Complete the Wellbeing Hub Referral Form – Barnet and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find the form
In local EMIS global document library systems as follows:
- Barnet: Bar Global Documents > Referral Forms (BAR Global)
Barnet Wellbeing Service
Please note: All interventions including the café are currently delivered via remote digital platforms.