Fred's Quiz

Fred's Quiz

Weekly online quiz with local residents.

Benefit of social activities

Connecting with others is one of the Five Ways to Wellbeing, five evidence-based actions which can improve personal wellbeing. Social connectedness has a strong positive impact on both physical and mental health. Increased social connectedness is linked to reduced mortality risk, healthier lifestyles and higher cognitive functioning. Socially well-connected people are more resilient, feel more able to take charge of their lives and less stressed. Older adults that are socially connected experience increased life satisfaction.

Location

Wythenshawe

Project team

Buzz

Age Friendly Network

Aim

Fred delivers a weekly quiz that is live using IT and a social media platform

Testimonial

“I enjoy doing it and I’ve learnt how to use Facebook live to record the live quizzes”

Evaluation

Fred developed his digital understanding and skills by using social media to deliver an online quiz. This was something new to Fred and after learning how to set-up the quiz using the online platform he became independent and consistent in doing the quiz

Strategic links to local/national policies

Benefit

Policy

Social inclusion

Manchester Population Health Plan

NHS Five Year Forward View (Department of Health, 2014)

Enabling resilient communities

Greater Manchester Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Increased mental wellbeing

Manchester Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Greater Manchester Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Helping people live healthier lives

Healthy Lives, Healthy People (MH Government, 2010)

The Manchester Locality Plan – A Healthier Manchester

Manchester Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Manchester Prevention Programme

Research/evidence base

Global Council on Brain Health (2017) - The Brain and Social Connectedness

Ministry of Social Development (2018) - The measurement of social connectedness and its relationship to wellbeing

New Economics Foundation (2008) – Five ways to wellbeing

Oliver Huxhold, Martina Miche, Benjamin Schüz. (2014) Benefits of Having Friends in Older Ages: Differential Effects of Informal Social Activities on Well-Being in Middle-Aged and Older Adults, The Journals of Gerontology: Series B, Volume 69, Issue 3, Pages 366–375.

Umberson, D. & Montez, J. K. (2010) Social Relationships and Health: A Flashpoint for Health Policy. Journal of Health and Social Behavior. 51(S) S54–S66.

Contact

Phil Tomlinson - buzz Age Friendly Neighbourhood Health Worker

Philip.tomlinson@gmmh.nhs.uk

T: 07557677969

Emma Farrell - buzz Neighbourhood Health Worker

Emma.farrell@gmmh.nhs.uk

T: 0161 271 0582


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