Meet the team: Brooke, our Community Wellbeing Officer
Brooke is part of the wellbeing team who provides personal wellbeing support to patients and the public who have practical, social and emotional needs.
To find out more about Brooke, her job role and her top tips for wellbeing we asked her a few questions.
Sometimes just having a good chat can make the world of difference
What is a typical day in your role like?
Not one day is the same for me. I work together with patients to make action plans, review the current support and what other support they might need. We always talk about things going on in peoples lives at the moment, and how we can help. Even sometimes just having a good chat can make a world of difference for people. I also go out to GP practices to speak to patients and medical professionals and attend events where we get to meet a lot of new people and services. It's great to be part of the Halton community.
What do you like best about your role at Wellbeing Enterprises?
I love the variety of people I get to work with and it means a lot that I get to be a part of so many people's story. The change in some people from the work we do is astonishing and so rewarding. I also love that no two days are the same and no two people are the same.
How do you look after your own wellbeing?
I make a conscious effort to make sure I look after my own wellbeing and make sure that at least once a day I concentrate on self care. I love my music so make sure I listen to some of my favourite songs, or get myself a cup of herbal tea and read a few pages of a book before I go to bed, which I find really relaxing. If I have a bit more time I go out and do a training session with my dog which is so rewarding to see how far her training has come. Getting some fresh air does wonders for my wellbeing.
What are your top tips for wellbeing?
One of my top tips for wellbeing would be to do something that makes you happy! Focus on yourself at least once a day. Very often in this world we do lots to please other people but often forget about ourselves and what we would like to do and need. So my tip is to make sure you don't forget about yourself. .
What are your hobbies?
I have many hobbies but a lifelong hobby and passion of mine is my music. I play in brass bands and this hobby has taken me all over the world playing with different bands and musicians.
Tell us something unique about yourself.
I am a classified Para Cyclist used to race for England. I am the second person in the world to receive the Diana Legacy Award which I was presented in St James Palace by Prince William and Prince Harry because of my sporting achievements, fundraising and charity work. This is something I'm really proud of.
You can follow Brooke on Twitter: www.twitter.com/Brooke_WEcic