Self Help and Wellbeing

On this page you will find a variety of resources to self manage your health and wellbeing.

This page is a work in progress and will continue to be developed as part of our website redesign. 


Community SWITCH - a Path to Improved Health and Well-being

At The Verwood Surgery, we want to do all we can to help you with your well-being needs. 

What if together, we could do more for you?

Working with our colleagues in the Crane Valley Primary Care Network we offer a groundbreaking initiative designed to enhance local people's overall health and quality of life – Community SWITCH.

We understand that a patient's health and well-being extends beyond traditional medical care. Community SWITCH goes beyond the ordinary and empowering you with additional tools and opportunities to manage your health effectively.

Follow this link to discover more>>

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Active 4 Health exercise referral programme


Exercise can help manage, improve or reduce the chance of developing many health conditions. Active 4 Health provides support for those living with a health condition, for which a formal health professional referral is required, or those who are in active.
If you are living with a health condition, one of our health professionals can refer to a 12 week referral programme.
Locally, Active 4 Health offer a range of classes at the Verwood Hub, including COPD, Otago, Chair fit and Health circuits. There are also a huge range of classes available at QE Leisure Centre, Wimborne, including Aquatherapy, Chair and balance, and COPD classes that are suitable for many different conditions.

COPD classes are led by a wonderful instructor who has specialised in pulmonary rehab and is fully qualified to work with patients who have Asthma, COPD, Emphysema or other respiratory disease that causes ventilatory limitation. Patients with respiratory conditions can gain huge benefits from regular exercise, and our COPD classes provide them with plenty of support so they can exercise in a safe and effective manner. 

Active 4 Health also offer a range of local community and greenspace based activities, such as Nordic walking, health walks, fresh air fitness classes, health cycle rides and an accessible cycling programme at Moors Valley.  They also signpost patients to partner sites if most appropriate for their needs, these include: Two Riversmeet Christchurch, BH Live Corfe Mullen, BH Live Littledown, Ferndown Leisure Centre.

More information on the Active 4 Health programme can be found on the Dorset Council website by following this link:>>

The cost of the Active 4 Health exercise referral programme and entry level activities vary between sites.  Contact us to arrange a discussion with one of our clinicians to determine if you are suitable for a referral.