What Is 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.

To find out more about social prescribing:

www.england.nhs.uk/personalisedcare/social-prescribing

or for local news, go to the South Notts area on:

www.healthandcarenotts.co.uk