Social prescribing can improve your health and wellbeing!
Please talk to us to find out how we can help with:
- Weight management?
- Don’t know who to turn to?
Social prescribing can improve your health and wellbeing
Social prescribing helps you to explore extra services and other ways that may support you to improve your health, sense of wellness and independence. This service is now available in your GP service.
How does it work?
You will be referred by a member of your GP practice health care team to one of our Social Prescribers. They will contact you by the telephone to discuss your referral and they may invite you to come and see you at the GP practice or arrange to meet you elsewhere. This will usually be within 7 working days.
The Social Prescriber is:
Someone to talk to confidentially
Someone who is practical, helpful and will not judge you
Someone who can help you find activities that may suit you and if needed can escort you to access them
Someone who can help you decide what you would like to do to feel healthier and happier
Someone who can advise you on how to arrange appointments and access support for form filling and similar
Someone who can give you support along the way
The Social Prescriber can explore with you many services in your community to help:
Befriending, Counselling and other support groups
Volunteering, training and employment opportunities
Accessing specialist services and support
Opportunities available for education and learning
Healthier and more active lifestyles
Ways to develop their own positive skills and interests
Social Prescribing is a new service and we welcome your feedback.