Wellbeing Team




Social Prescribing Link Workers

  • Debbie La Gette (Wellbeing Team Leader)
  • Michelle Mann
  • Lou Peacock
  • Fay Starkie
  • Dawn Toates
  • Louise Williams

Associate Psychological Practitioners

  • Aaminah Adam
  • Chloe Phasey

Mental Health Practitioner

  • Chris Amin

Macmillan Community Support Worker

  • Karen Airnes-Little

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The Wellbeing Team consists of five Social Prescribing Link Workers, two Associate Psychological Practitioners, a Mental Health Practitioner, and a Macmillan Community Support Worker. Supported by one of the PCN Care Coordinators, the team work closely together to triage referrals and assess patients, to provide the best person-centred care for their needs.

The team accepts referrals from staff at our 5 GP practices, other professionals, and self-referrals from individuals themselves. Patients must be 18+ (or any age for support from the Associate Psychological Practitioner) and registered at Ansdell Medical Centre, Fernbank Surgery, Holland House Surgery, Parcliffe Medical Centre, or Poplar House Surgery.

Self-referral to Wellbeing Team

Professional referral to Wellbeing Team


Social Prescribing link workers

Social prescribing is a way of connecting patients (18+) to services and social groups in the local area in order to improve their overall health and wellbeing. Social prescribing link workers can spend time with a patient, finding out what really matters to them, and putting them in touch with the people and activities that might help them to feel better. Our link workers understand the social, economic, and environmental factors that affect our health, and have a good knowledge of supportive local resources in Lytham St Annes and the wider area. They work holistically to help patients take control of their own health and wellbeing.

The groups and activities that link workers connect patients with include friendship groups, walking groups, choirs, gardening, and volunteering opportunities. Link workers can support patients to the first session of a group if they feel nervous about going alone. Link workers can also support patients to navigate the services and organisations available for issues such as debt, housing, domestic violence, and employment.

People that might be helped by social prescribing include people who are lonely or isolated, unpaid carers, and anyone whose health is affected by non-medical issues.


Associate Psychological Practitioners

The Associate Psychological Practitioners (APPs) offer wellbeing interventions to patients who are struggling with mild mental health concerns such as low mood, low level anxiety, sleep problems. The APPs can provide advice and support with mindfulness, stress management, and learning coping skills.


Wellbeing Team groups

Stronger Together bereavement support group (weekly)

Men's Group (weekly)

Let's Talk Menopause Q&A (monthly)

Freckleton Friends (monthly)