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Social Prescribing

Many things can affect your health, from feeling isolated or lonely to work, money, housing problems or managing different long-term conditions.

Your doctor isn’t the only person who can help you get better. There are other things you can do to improve your health and wellbeing, and sometimes you just need a bit of help to work out what they are.

That’s where a social prescribing link worker comes in. They are there to listen to you and put you in touch with the people and activities that might make you feel better.

Social prescribing can help you to have more control over your health and wellbeing by exploring ways to improve how you feel in a way that suits you.


The service is by referral only and starts with a conversation. It might be a conversation you have with a doctor, or with another person in the GP Practice team. If they think you will benefit they may refer you to a social prescribing link worker.

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