Social prescribing is a way in which we can help you to link with a range of local, non-medical activities, opportunities and support that can improve your health and wellbeing; understanding ‘what matters to you’. These activities, opportunities and support are usually provided by locally based, voluntary and community sector organisations.
The Social Prescribing Link Worker works within the community to help connect you to different local services, activities, opportunities and support. Whether you need help at home, want to discover more about local activities or find out about benefits and support services in the local community; we can help you.
Our aim is to work with you to support you to live as independently as possible. We know that being active; engaging with others, learning something new and getting involved in the world around you can improve your mental health and wellbeing. It could help you to:
- Be more active
- Meet new people and make new friends
- Have something to look forward to
- Help other people
- Notice the world around you
- Learn something new or take up a new hobby
Once you have been referred to the Social Prescribing service, the link worker will make contact with you, talk to you and find out more about what you would like help with. The link worker can arrange an appointment at a time and place convenient to you. This could be at the GP surgery, in your own home or in the community. We will work with you and offer support, finding solutions and options that will help make a difference for you.
If you feel you would benefit from speaking with our Social Prescriber, please let a member of the surgery team know.