Social prescribing involves helping patients to improve their health, wellbeing and social welfare by connecting them to community services which might be run by the council or a local charity. For example, signposting people who have been diagnosed with BPD to local support groups.
Our social prescribing scheme goes a little further. We find out what is important to you, what you need, and what would be helpful to you, outside of a clinical setting. These could be things like finding a local community group that interests you (book clubs, knitting groups, running clubs, amateur dramatics, etc). Or perhaps it could be finding you a suitable volunteering role. It may also be that you feel getting outdoors more would be helpful, and would like to know what is available in your area.
Social prescribing can also present the opportunity for individuals to learn new skills such as cooking, painting and mindfulness, with evidence showing that continuing to learn throughout life can improve and maintain our mental wellbeing.
Our social prescribing scheme is currently in its trial phase, and we hope to roll it out nationwide in early 2022. If you would like to take part in the trial phase, please fill in the form below, and we will be in touch shortly.