A Community Approach to Health and Wellbeing

Social Prescribing helps people aged 18+ to address; emotional and practical needs, by connecting them to sources of support within their community to improve their health and wellbeing.

How does Social Prescribing work?

Social Prescribing enables anyone to refer who experience; social isolation, low mood, mild depression, long term conditions or physical inactivity to community support programmes and activities.

These can include:

  • Social clubs
  • Physical activities
  • Arts and crafts
  • Counselling
  • Peer support groups for those with long term conditions
  • Volunteering groups

The Process

  1. Make a referral to a Social Prescriber based in the community.
  2. The Social Prescriber and the client arrange a 1-1 meeting to discuss individual support needs.
  3. The client is supported to engage in suitable community-based activities and services.
  4. The Social Prescriber provides on-going support throughout the client’s journey to improved health and wellbeing.


If you feel your patients could benefit from a Social Prescription, contact your local Social Prescriber for more information on the referral process.

Julie Corry
Social Prescriber
Peninsula Healthy Living
4 Church Grove, Kircubbin,
Newtonards BT22 2SU

E: [email protected] (Ards Peninsula area)
T: 028 4273 9021
M: 07856286512