National Social Prescribing Day 2023

Did you know?

Your doctor isn’t the only person who can help you feel better. You can improve your health and wellbeing through social prescribing.

Today we celebrate National Social Prescribing Day by introducing you to Middlewood’s very own Social Prescribing Team – they’re part of our Mental Health and Wellbeing Team and you can find out more about them here.

What is Social Prescribing?

As Social Prescribers, we can support you to improve your health and wellbeing by spending time getting to know you and what matters to you in your life. We know that this type of support can really help you discover what your strengths are, make better choices and to take control of your own health and wellbeing. We take time with you to create a plan and explore what is available within the communities where you live.

What support is available?

We can help you with a range of issues, including:

  • Social isolation & loneliness
  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Healthy lifestyle choices
  • Getting out and about
  • Substance misuse and addiction
  • Domestic violence
  • Adjusting to life changing events such as birth, retirement, bereavement, recent diagnosis of a Long term condition, such as diabetes or heart disease
  • Loss of confidence/purpose
  • Poor health linked to housing, or housing conditions
  • Accessing work, training, and volunteering
  • Issues with life management: relationships, caring for a loved one, finance and parenting

What are the benefits?

  • Improve your mental and physical health
  • Meet new people
  • Learn a new skill or participate in a new activity
  • Increase self-confidence and self esteem
  • Better quality of life
  • Get involved in your community

Does it cost anything?

No, our service is free.

How do I access the service?

It’s simple, you can talk to your GP or any member of the Middlewood team and ask them to refer you.

Who is it for?

Social prescribing is available to everyone.