What is Genie?

Genie –  is a website to connect people with long-term conditions to local health and wellbeing activities.

Living with a long-term condition is not easy but there is a lot of local support available to help people improve health and enjoy life.

Genie is an on-line tool that has been developed to help people visualise and think about the important relationships around them (family members, friends, acquaintances, healthcare professionals, local groups, even pets).

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How does Genie work?

The Genie tool guides users through four stages: firstly, to map and reflect on their social network (stage 1 video); then it uses a short questionnaire to identify enjoyable activities (stage 2 video); the location of each activity is then displayed on a map together with contact details (stage 3 video); lastly, relevant online resources are explored.

Try using Genie

Anyone is free to try out Genie

Current valid postcode areas: Hampshire/Southampton/Isle of Wight (e.g. SO17 1BJ).

You can also see other helpful tips when using Genie

Support Genie

There are many ways to support Genie and one of which is to make a film about some of the activities in the local community, so that people using Genie can see what’s available.

Here’s an example…

You can see other examples here: Volunteer driversBelly dancingHeart care club

How to make your own video?

You can make your own video and email us to upload it on Genie.

If you want to make your own video you will need a couple of things before you get filming. First, you will need to complete a form to make sure people are happy to be on camera if you are filming them.

Second, you can follow some of the filming tips about how to do the video.

Third, you can find out how to upload your video following this short video.

Finally, when you have a short video you’d like to share you can email us to upload it, or if you are already a Genie facilitator you can upload it yourself.

If you have any questions please contact us.

You can also see the full presentations from our launch here

Genie by Ivo Vassilev and Prof Anne Kennedy

Genie by Prof Anne Rogers