In recent years it has been recognised that sometimes the answer to improving an individual’s health or wellbeing lies not in a medical prescription, but in ensuring they have company, interests and changes of scene to make them feel connected, motivated and purposeful. Or perhaps more exercise is what is needed to keep their body strong and their mind stimulated. Even if people are aware of this, they don’t always know where to start – and that’s where social prescribing comes in.
How does it work?
A member of our Social Prescribing team contacts individuals referred by their GP, or who have self-referred. They arrange to meet to discuss needs, aspirations and preferences then work out a plan for reaching health goals.
Our service includes:
- One-to-one meetings
- Flexible appointments
- Free access to a wide range of local services
- Support and encouragement, to help you find the motivation to make positive changes in your life
- The opportunity to feel better, improve your self esteem and your confidence
We are currently offering this service in to Our Health Partnership GP practice patients. Activities available are listed on our Social Prescribing Directory.