What a wonderful description of how walking, talking, gardening, singing and feeding the birds can transform the quality of today’s busy healthcare. I’m not sure where this practice is, but imagine that city practices could usefully add cooking skills/ growing veg and accessing fresh food on a budget. And talks on family problems/ mental health might well relieve much stress and GP workload?
Good point that GP practices are now one of v few lasting landmarks in our communities - and even they are combing and changing, meaning reaching out to the community via volunteers is even more important.
Really interesting take on helping each other to improve health. Will certainly propose some of thes ideas to our PPG.