What We Do

Social Prescribers:

For Better Health and Well-Being

How does it work?

A member of your GP practice team may suggest a referral and make you an appointment to meet with one of the Social Prescribers at your local surgery. Social Prescribers can tell you about what activities and services are available locally and help you to access them.

Social Prescribing helps you to explore extra services that may support you to improve your health, well-being and independence.

Together you will be able to:

  1. Explore what is important for your life and well-being
  2. Identify the local activities and services you can benefit from
  3. Gain support and encouragement to start using services that can help you.

The Social Prescriber is:

  • Someone to talk to confidentially
  • Someone who is practical, helpful and who will not judge you
  • Someone who can help you decide what you’d like to do to improve your health, well-being and independence
  • Someone who can find you activities that will suit you
  • Someone who can give you support along the way

Social prescribing can link you with many services in your community to help. These may include:

  • Healthy lifestyles and active lives
  • Arts, music, outdoors and creativity
  • Befriending, counselling and other support groups
  • Housing, benefits and financial support and advice
  • Employment, Education, training and volunteering
  • Getting involved in local groups and activities
  • Accessing specialist services and support

Please speak to a member of your GP Practice team if you would like to see one of our Social Prescribers based at:

Adelaide Street Family Practice and Harris Medical Centre
South King Street Medical Centre
St Paul’s Medical Centre
Elizabeth Street Surgery