The Lewisham Wellbeing Map (LWM)
There is currently a special new section detailing local Coronavirus community support groups and other provision available across Lewisham. It shows more than a hundred sources of community support across the borough which are shown on the top map layer juxtaposed with the locations of GP practices and pharmacies (for orientation)
It provides the public and frontline NHS & care staff contact details for local mutual aid groups, food supplies,central community support, advice for carers etc – how people can volunteer to help.
Obviously during the Covid-19 crisis you should STAY HOME, MAKE CONTACT FIRST (Email, Telephone etc) , DON’T JUST GO
The Map’s purpose is to help Lewisham Borough residents and care-givers find close-to-home places and resources to support physical and mental health and wellbeing: from locating the nearest chemist or green space to exercise in, to discovering if there is a regular coffee morning, yoga class or stop smoking clinic nearby. Although these can still be found on the Map, obviously many will not currently be open due to the Covid-19 Lockdown.
The map is the brainchild of Tim Bradley and his LWM team.
It can be viewed on most phones, PCs, and tablets – and segments/ screenshots are printable, as explained in an online guide on the website. You can see the contact info (largely WhatsApp now, but this is evolving) either by clicking on the map icons or in the list to the left.
To get the most from the map see the online guide, or email them at LewishamWellbeingMap@gmail.com .
Please also send your additions, amendments, and suggestions.
Follow LWM on Twitter @LewishamMap
You can filter searches using either the presets layers option
or you can use your own search criteria
If you click on a map icon it will give a brief overview of the organisation/location along with basic links/contact details held by Google Maps (upon which the map is built)
The map’s creators, Tim Bradley and the LWM team, are happy to answer queries about content and functionality at LewishamWellbeingMap@gmail.com, if the online guide can’t answer your queries.
They can also discuss how you might embed the map on your website, to give even more direct access to patients of the information underlying it, helping self-care .