Health and wellbeing
Our Health and Wellbeing department are passionate about improving people’s lives. We work in a variety of sectors, often delivering projects that cut across multiple sectors.
We put the person at the centre of everything we do, building innovative initiatives to tackle barriers and improve health and wellbeing. Crucial to this approach is developing in depth knowledge of the needs of the individuals or the groups we are targeting. We achieve this using a variety of tools and methods and regularly reflect on our work to allow us to constantly develop.
Through all our work we strive to reduce health inequalities. We target specific groups, seeking to engage with them and understand their needs and issues. Whether barriers are real or perceived they should be addressed, and all our initiatives consider how they help tackle health inequalities.
We believe the best way to deliver successful programmes is usually in partnership. We know we cannot be experts in everything and are always willing to collaborate to develop high quality services. We have worked with national partners such as Sport England, Macmillan, and Mind. Locally we work with a wide range of statutory teams and VCS based organisations.
We pride ourselves on our ability to measure our impact and communicate this with our clients and partners. For every programme we develop a monitoring system using validated and appropriate tools. We follow up with our clients over twelve months to measure the long term impact of our interventions and programmes. We use a combination of client feedback, case studies, infographics to share this information.
Nick Atkins, Head of Health and Wellbeing
Nick moved to Enable from Wandsworth Council when the charity was formed in 2015. Nick has a background in community sport development, before moving into the physical activity for health area. He has led the development of several successful programmes including Active Wellbeing and Social Prescribing. Nick is passionate about tackling inequalities and working in partnership with experts.
Sarah Dowson, Health and Wellbeing Programme Manager
Sarah moved to Enable from Wandsworth Council when the charity was formed in 2015. Sarah has a background in leisure and fitness, before moving into physical activity for communities. She has managed several community based programmes including Active Lifestyles and Walk Wandsworth and our weight management programmes. Sarah is passionate about providing local and affordable opportunities to support more people to be active and healthier for longer.
Laura Chisholm, Social Prescribing Service Manager
Laura joined Enable in August 2021. Prior to joining the Social Prescribing Team, Laura worked in mental health employment support for 5 years, both delivering supportive interventions for people with mental health difficulties and managing a team of employment specialists in East London. Laura’s current role involves leading a team of Link Workers and Health and Wellbeing Coaches across the borough, as well as liaising with key partners in the health, social care, voluntary and community sectors. Laura is passionate about developing and delivering high quality services that meet the needs of the local population and have lasting impacts on the health and wellbeing of the individuals it serves.
Anton Tavernier Gustave, Health and Wellbeing Manager
Anton joined the Health and Wellbeing department early March 2020. Anton’s role involves managing services and supporting the growth and development of new and existing programmes. Anton has significant experience working in Public Health/Community Development across London and Kent and is passionate about supporting people to lead a healthy lifestyle. For most of Anton’s career he has been working with people who are affected by mental health and has worked on nationally recognised programmes. Anton also enjoys playing a variety of sports (Football, Taekwondo, Tennis) and enjoys travelling and exploring new places.
Lydia Singer, Macmillan Personalised Care Project Manager
Lydia joined the Health and Wellbeing department in October 2021. Lydia’s role involves project managing the Macmillan Community Cancer Link Worker Project in Wandsworth. Lydia has a background in developing, managing and delivering volunteer-led cancer services to people living with and beyond cancer. She is passionate about supporting people living with cancer throughout their cancer journey.
Get in touch
Enable Health and Wellbeing
The Staff Yard
Telephone: 0203 959 0030