Social Prescribing

Social prescribing involves helping patients to improve their health, wellbeing and social welfare by connecting them to community services which might be run by the council or a local charity. For example, signposting people who have been diagnosed with dementia to local dementia support groups.

Our Social Prescribing Team will support you holistically by connecting you to non-medical support in and around the community. Social prescribing helps those with a wide range of social, emotional or practical needs, and often focuses on improving mental health and physical wellbeing.

Patients who could benefit from social prescribing schemes include; people with mild or long-term mental health conditions, people with complex needs, people who are socially isolated, and those with multiple long-term conditions who frequently attend either primary or secondary health care.

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