All about Health Connections Mendip

All about Health Connections Mendip Health Connections Mendip work with you to build healthy, supportive communities. This film tells you everything you need to know – including how we identify gaps in service provision, build social capital, communicate with our community and exactly what the difference is between a Community Connector and a Health Connector!

PODCAST: Compassion & Social Connections to Enhance Performance

Compassion & Social Connections to Enhance Performance FEB 2020 Podcast: Dr Abel: Compassion & Social Connections to Enhance Performance ‘Our guest on this episode is Dr. Julian Abel, who spent his clinical life as a palliative care specialist doctor where he developed a special interest in compassionate communities, initially as part of supporting people undergoingContinue reading “PODCAST: Compassion & Social Connections to Enhance Performance”

Survival of the Kindest: Patrick Abrahams – Compassion is More Than Just Empathy

Compassion is More Than Just Empathy – Patrick Abrahams ‘BEING WHO YOU ARE HAS MORE OF AN IMPACT THAN PRETENDING TO BE WHO YOU ARE NOT’ https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/survival-of-the-kindest/id1525026504?i=1000511316802 For the full transcript please click here On this week’s episode Julian talks to Patrick Abrahams who started the Men’s Shed in Frome. Patrick’s aim in moving toContinue reading “Survival of the Kindest: Patrick Abrahams – Compassion is More Than Just Empathy”

Frome, Somerset

In this series we hear from residents of Frome in Somerset. They tell moving tales of compassion during lockdown, and are perfect examples of how this spontaneously arising treasure we all possess makes a huge difference, to the compassionate person and to the people affected by such kindness. COMPASSIONATE STORIES – THE FROME SET JezContinue reading “Frome, Somerset”

Compassionate Communities UK Wales

Compassionate Communities UK Wales In 2017 a pilot project was undertaken in Wales. The Royal College of General Practitioners and Marie Curie who had been working together for over four years to support the critical role of general practice in its focus on serious illness and end of life care joined forces with Byw Nawr (LiveContinue reading “Compassionate Communities UK Wales”

The Frome Model

The Frome Model Julian Abel, Director of Compassionate Communities has been working with the team at the Frome Medical Practice since 2016 in implementing and rolling out the Frome Model across the Mendip area of Somerset. “Compassionate Communities project reduces population emergency admissions” At time when emergency admissions in Somerset rose by 30%, those inContinue reading “The Frome Model”

Survival of the Kindest: Peter Macfadyen – Wisdom in the Community (Flatpack Democracy 2021)

Peter Macfadyen – Wisdom in the Community (Flatpack Democracy 2021) ‘BECAUSE WE WERE RESPECTFUL OF PEOPLE, THEY WERE RESPECTFUL OF US’ https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/survival-of-the-kindest/id1525026504?i=1000508322533 In the week where we saw town council meetings dissolving into unfettered chaos its seems appropriate that our guest week is Peter Macfayden, pioneer of Frome’s extraordinary town council. Peter talks to JulianContinue reading “Survival of the Kindest: Peter Macfadyen – Wisdom in the Community (Flatpack Democracy 2021)”

Survival of the Kindest: Sheila Gore – Frome: For the Benefit of the Town

Survival of the Kindest: Sheila Gore – Frome: For the Benefit of the Town ‘DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT, SOMETHING THAT YOU HAVEN’T DONE BEFORE, AND ACTUALLY THAT IS QUITE A SMALL CHOICE – YOU KNOW YOU JUST START, AND THAT IS HUGE’ This week Julian talks to Frome town councillor, former mayor, and long-time friend SheilaContinue reading “Survival of the Kindest: Sheila Gore – Frome: For the Benefit of the Town”

Survival of the Kindest: Lindsay Clarke – Imagining the World into Being

Survival of the Kindest: Lindsay Clarke – Imagining the World into Being Transcript available here In this episode of Survival of the Kindest Julian talks to Whitbread Prize winning author Lindsay Clarke. Julian and Lindsay have been friends for a number of years, and Lindsay is the co-author of their book The Compassion Project. AsContinue reading “Survival of the Kindest: Lindsay Clarke – Imagining the World into Being”