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Social Prescribing: What exactly is it?

Social Prescribing: What exactly is it?

The first ever National Social Prescribing Day is 14th March.

Essentially, Social Prescribing is a way for people to get the help they actually need through a team of link workers who can look more holistically at the issues arising. They can put in place a plan for individuals to take care of their health and wellbeing in a more rounded way.

It can work well for people with :

  • with one or more long-term conditions
  • who need support with their mental health
  • who are lonely or isolated
  • who have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing.

There is emerging evidence that Social Prescribing can lead to a range of positive health and wellbeing outcomes and eventually lead to a reduction in use of NHS services.

Simple things like a community group for people with leg wounds can prevent a patient visiting a GP for re-dressings when the wound is healed simply because they are lonely.

Our field of expertise lies in helping people with anxiety, depression and stress with things like yoga, massage and mindfulness. Simple things like talking through your health worries with a trained therapist can make daily life much more bearable.

So, we are fully behind this initiative and would love to hear from you if you think we could help somebody you know.

Want to speak to one of our therapists? You can Contact Us HERE

Shin Splints

Shin Splints

Shin splints or rather medial Tibial Stress Syndrome is characterised by pain or aching along the shin bone (tibia). It is caused by micro tears in the tissues around the tibia that create inflammation in the periosteum. If left untreated & undiagnosed it can potentially develop into a more serious stress fracture. Shin splints is… Continue Reading

How to prevent a hamstring tear

How to prevent a hamstring tear

The hamstrings are the muscles on the back of the thighs, and as you can imagine, we use them a lot in running. They’re responsible for driving us uphill, powering sprints, bending the knees and extending the legs. Issues usually arise due to weakness from either being overly long or shortened and tight. Tight, short… Continue Reading

Runner’s Knee

Runner’s Knee

Runners Knee or rather patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), is a commonly experienced running injury. This painful condition is caused by irritation of the cartilage on the underside of the patella (kneecap). Around 40% of running injuries are reported to be knee related. Runners knee can flare up during or after long runs and after extended… Continue Reading