Our team of Social Prescibers are here to help you look after your health and feel better. Lots of things in your everyday life can affect your health and get in the way of making the changes you want to make. Instead of giving you a prescription for a medicine, your Social Prescriber will work with you to create your own social prescription. This will help you to access activities and support that will improve your health and enjoyment of life. Whatever worries or questions you may have, we are here to listen and will help you get the advice and support you need.
What support can I get?
Our social prescribing service can help support you with a range of issues, including:
- Long term health conditions
- Social isolation
- Emotional wellbeing
- Healthy lifestyle choices
- Getting out and about
- Life changing events such as birth, retirement, bereavement
- Loss of confidence/purpose
- Poor health linked to housing or housing conditions
- Accessing work, training and volunteering
What are the benefits?
- Improve your mental and physical health
- Learn a new skill or participate in a new activity
- Increase your self-confidence and self esteem
- Get involved in your community
How to book an appointment?
You can book an appointment by speaking to a member of our reception team and requesting a Social Prescribing session. Your GP, or other members of the practice team, may also refer you to the service if they feel it would be helpful.
Does it cost anything?
No, our service is free.