Social Prescribers

A free service connecting you to local services to improve your physical and mental wellbeing


To discuss a referral to the Social Prescribing service, speak to the staff at your GP Practice Or contact HertsHelp on: 0300 123 4044.

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What is social prescribing?

The aim of social prescribing is to look at ‘what matters to the individual’ . In doing so it takes a holistic approach to both an individual’s health and wellbeing. It strives to give individuals more control over their lives and what things are affecting their wellbeing. It is not always the case that a prescription for ‘medication’ or what is viewed as traditional treatments will help to make an individual feel better in themselves but instead, social prescribing may be the answer.

What kind of things can social prescribing help with?

The Social Prescriber Link Worker can help to link you up with various community services, both statutory and voluntary who specialise in areas such as: > Isolation and befriending > Housing queries > Financial and benefit difficulties > Getting more active and helping to pursue physical activities in which you may like to join > Further education, training or skills development > Support with completion of forms > Support for mental wellbeing > Establish links to local community—based support

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