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Self-Refer to Social Prescribing

Helen Clarke

What is Social Prescribing?

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Let us prescribe a way to a healthier life within your community

 Social prescribing is a relatively new concept that places patients at the centre of their own non-clinical care, highlighting the ethos of “what matters to me,”  The aim is to help people discover ways to feel better and improve how they feel in a manner that supports their own decision making.

Social Prescribing offers help and support that doesn’t come in a tube or a bottle but instead through engagement with local and community based groups and resources to aid support, encourage participation and help reduce the impact of loneliness and isolation.

Helen has worked for many years in coaching, counselling and educational roles.  Helen is available to listen to 'What matters to you' and to help support you to improve health and wellbeing. This may involve connecting you to people and community groups or services for practical support.

Areas that can be assisted with include:

Connecting with

Your Community

Support with Day

to Day Living 

Being Healthy

& Well 

Hobbies & Interests

Getting Out & Active

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How it works:

  • You and your GP agree for you to be referred to Social Prescribing,
  • Together with Lee or Helen you will agree a plan to achieve your goals through exploring what’s important in your life and identifying what services locally will benefit / help you,
  • You will be assisted in being signposted to services, community groups and support in your local area, which may include:
    • Healthy lifestyle & activity: Nutrition, diet & exercise, accessible to all (no matter your current level).
    • Arts, music, outdoors & creativity,
    • Befriending, counselling & other support groups,
    • Housing, benefits, financial support & advice,
    • Employment, training & volunteering,
    • Education & learning,
    • Getting involved in your community, 
    • Accessing specialist service & support.

    Our social prescribing team will be there for you whilst you are on this journey, follow up appointments are available to ensure you are happy with the process and ensuring you are on the right track to reaching your goals!