Social prescribing is a means of enabling GPs, nurses and other health and care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services.
Recognising that people’s health is determined primarily by a range of social, economic and environmental factors, social prescribing seeks to address people’s needs in a holistic way. It also aims to support individuals to take greater control of their own health.
Social prescribing works for a wide range of people, including people:
- 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.
Contact us if you are interested in speaking to one of our Social Prescribers.
Our Social Prescriber, Beth, has been working alongside support services and students at Nottingham Trent University to share information on her role, the support she can offer to patients and how they can access it. See below for the podcast she took part in with the NTU Wellbeing Team: