Referring patients through social prescribing recognises that people’s health is not only affected by physical and mental health issues, but also by a wide range of social, economic and environmental factors.
Social prescribing is designed to support people with a wide range of social, emotional or practical needs, and many schemes are focused on improving mental health and physical well-being.
By offering holistic solutions to individuals’ needs, patients can become more directly involved in their care planning and encouraged to take more control of their own health.
Cheryl, our Social Prescriber can connect patients with non-medical support, such as day centres, charities or community groups, in the community to improve their wellbeing and tackle social isolation.
Ask to speak with Cheryl for further information, or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org