Social Prescribers support people in a non-medical way with practical emotional and social issues.
They are not doctors or social workers, but they can connect you to resources and activities in your community that can improve your overall well-being. Think of them as a bridge between your medical needs and your social and emotional needs. They might recommend things like support groups, exercise classes, art workshops, or volunteering opportunities based on your interests and needs.
The goal is to address the non-medical aspects of your health, like loneliness, stress, or lifestyle, by linking you with the right community resources.
Social Prescribers have the time to talk to you about different areas of your life and what is most important to you. They can guide you toward activities and services that can enhance your quality of life and complement your medical care.
What kind of appointment will it be?
Social Prescribers offer face to face sessions, or over the telephone if this is what you prefer.
How to book an appointment
Speak to your GP practice to find out if a referral to the Social Prescribers team is suitable.