Nailsea Appoints Community Wellbeing Officer
Nailsea residents can now look forward to improved support services in a number of different areas, thanks to the appointment of a designated Community Wellbeing Officer.
Nailsea Town Council has welcomed Jessica Brown to the newly created post, funded by North Somerset Council for a 24-month period.
Jess, aged 30, who lives in Nailsea, has a background in community mental health, both delivering clinical support and therapy, as well as enhancing awareness in the local community.
Council chair, Mike Bird, said:
“We are extremely excited to appoint Jess as Nailsea’s Community Wellbeing Officer. She brings with her a wealth of experience and lots of new ideas that, without doubt, will benefit the people of Nailsea.”
Jess will be working out of 65 High Street, bringing in more social and health related services, making them easily accessible at the High Street hub. She will also be proactive out and about in the community. She said:
“I’m so excited and enthusiastic about this new role and how beneficial it will be in developing support and services available to members of the community. A large part of my role will be talking to the people of Nailsea, individuals plus community groups and organisations, to determine what areas need more development and support in our town and then helping to facilitate that. I sincerely hope residents will drop in to 65 High Street to talk to me and let me know what help they feel is needed.”
Jess is hoping to introduce more wellbeing related support groups and facilities to 65 High Street. She added:
“As part of my role I am liaising with GP surgeries and other health related services with the aim to bring more support services into number 65 so that this can be easily accessed by the wider Nailsea community. I am also building upon the signposting database created by Nailsea Community Group, of local organisations, activities and support available for Nailsea residents.”
To find out more or to get in touch with Jess, email firstname.lastname@example.org or pop in to 65 High Street, Monday to Thursday 9.30am – 5pm or on Friday mornings.