Social prescribing improves outcomes for people by giving you more choice and control over your lives and an improved sense of belonging with opportunity to get involved in community groups. It is also effective at targeting the causes of health inequalities and promoting community links.
It is particularly useful for people who need more support with their mental health, have one or more long-term conditions, are lonely or isolated, or have complex social needs that affect their wellbeing.
Social prescribing can meet many different types of non-clinical need, ranging from support and advice for individuals experiencing debt, unemployment, housing or mobility issues to tackling loneliness by building social connections through joining local community groups, such as walking, singing or gardening groups.
If you feel that you would benefit from speaking with a social prescriber please make an appointment to speak with the GP or Nursing team about a referral.