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Social Prescribing for Better Health and Wellbeing

What is Social Prescribing

Social Prescribing can help you to explore Social activities and services that may help and support you to improve your health, wellbeing, independence and feel empowered.

How does it work?

A member of your GP Practice can refer to the Social Prescribing by completing a short referral form.  Amy (our Social Prescriber) will contact you by phone to discuss what you would like to do and what is important to you.  Together you will produce a simple support plan which will give you information on local activities and services that are available to you in your local community and how to access them.

The Social Prescriber is

  • Someone to talk to in confidence

  • Someone who is practical, helpful and will not judge

  • Someone who can support you to make decisions on what you would like to do and what is achievable

  • Someone who can find activities that will suit

The Social Prescriber is not

  • Medically trained

  • A trained counsellor or therapist

  • A home visiting service, befriender or support worker

Watch the full video about Social Prescribing on Youtube