A person’s health and wellbeing is affected by many things, often identified as non-medical problems or social problems. Social Prescribers offer people time to talk about things which are affecting their health and to find out what really matters to them. They have knowledge and connections with many local groups and organisations.
Social prescribing works for a wide range of people, including:
Those with one or more long-term conditions
Those who need support with their mental wellbeing
Those who are feeling lonely or isolated
Those with financial and housing issues
Those who need practical support
Those who want to improve their own health
Those who are looking for support and interest groups
Those who need support with work, education, and training
Those who require a foodbank voucher
Those who are carers or supporting others in some way
If you or someone you know would benefit form the help of a Social Prescriber, then please contact your GP surgery. Referrals can be made by both the reception and clinical teams. Shortly after you are referred, one of the Social Prescribers will be in touch to arrange an appointment which suits you.