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Social Prescriber SHORTCUT ivy.gs/sp

This is a self-referral/self-help advice page for your condition

Your condition is best managed by contacting the social prescriber

Social prescribing link worker
Social prescribing link worker

As a Link Worker, I help patients to improve their health, wellbeing and welfare by connecting them to community services which might be run by the council or a local charity.

Social prescribers can take time to talk about what matters to patients and support them to find suitable activities that are a better alternative to medication.

They connect people to community groups and services for practical and emotional support.

Information on this service

MEDICAL HELP IS NOT ALWAYS THE ANSWER

Many things in life can make us feel unwell and a medical prescription is not always the answer.

What example conditions does this service deal with?

A social prescriber connects you to local services to improve your physical and mental wellbeing.

  • Housing, benefits
  • Fnancial support and advice
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Physical activities
  • Befriending
  • Support groups
  • Training and volunteering
  • Social and creative activities

Does this service accept self-referral?

You can self-refer to this service without seeing or speaking to a GP first

How do I get to this service?

The social prescriber works closely with the care co-ordinator,s health and wellbeing coach and other members of the primary health care team.

How do I find this page in future?

Bookmark this page in your browser by pressing CTRL and D or type the shortcut ivy.gs/sp

Are there any other services I can refer myself to?

Please see our index of services you can self-refer to or type the shortcut ivy.gs/selfrefer or ivy.gs/index

Social Prescriber