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

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