A Community Approach to Health and Wellbeing
SPRING 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 SPRING Social Prescribing work?
SPRING Social Prescribing enables a GP or Primary Health Care professional to refer patients who suffer from; 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
- Peer support groups for those with long term conditions
- Volunteering groups
- A G.P or Primary Health Care professional makes a referral to a Social Prescriber based in the community.
- The Social Prescriber and the client arrange a 1-1 meeting to discuss individual support needs.
- The client is supported to engage in suitable community-based activities and services.
- 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.
Sarah Huggett & Kathy Cairns
Peninsula Healthy Living
4 Church Grove, Kircubbin,
Newtonards BT22 2SU
Do you provide community support?
Register as a service provider and receive referrals through our Social Prescribing service. Contact Kathy Cairns to find out more:
E: [email protected]
T: 028 4273 9020