As part of our team at the Surgery, we have a Social Prescriber.
Many things in life can affect your health and wellbeing. Many people visit our team feeling isolated, lonely or stressed out by work, money and housing problems or worried about being a carer or other matters that affect us day to day. Sometimes it’s the stress of managing different long-term conditions.
That’s where social prescribing comes in. It starts with a conversation. It might be the conversation you’ve just had with your doctor. Or with another person in the practice team. They will refer you to our social prescriber.
Our Social Prescriber will then get in touch, and will listen to you, and understand what is important to you. They will work with you to help you:
> Develop goals to improve your health and wellbeing
> Find and use services and groups within the local community
> Connect with other support in your community or national organisations
Social prescribing can help you to have more control over your own health and find ways to improve how you feel in a way that suits you.
For more information visit: Social Prescribing
To get in touch with our Social Prescriber, please call us on 01223 728900