Social Prescribing Service
How can a Social Prescribing Link Worker help me?
We can link you up with services in the community that can provide you with:
- Support to make positive changes in your life
- Someone to talk to about how you are feeling
- Help with housing, benefits and financial problems
- Advice on jobs, training, and education
- Exercise, and sports
- Arts, music, outdoors and creative activities and classes
How might my health improve?
Some of the health benefits can include:
- Lower stress and anxiety
- Reduced isolation or loneliness
- More motivation and energy
- Improved mood
- More confidence
- Reduced pain
- Fewer symptoms
- A more active mind
If you think the service may help you or someone you care for, or to find out more please contact your Social Prescribing Link Worker by telephone or e-mail or ask your GP Practice Receptionist. We also accept referrals from your GP, other members of your Practice team, community and district nursing teams and hospital discharge teams.
Appointments are available at the surgery. Please telephone the surgery on 01280 702436 and ask one of our receptionists to book you an appointment.
Your Social Prescribing Link Worker is: Tessa Matthews
Tel: 07307 357852
NHS Digital Weight Management Programme
This programme offers free, online access to weight management services for those who have a BMI above 30 and who also have a diagnosis of diabetes or high blood pressure, or both. The BMI threshold is lower at 27.5 for those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.
The NHS Digital Weight Management Programme is an accessible and convenient way to help you develop healthier eating habits, be more active and lose weight. You will only be able to access this programme if you have a smartphone or computer with internet access.
If you are interested in being referred for this service please contact the surgery.
To find out more about the service please click HERE for the leaflet and visit the link below for further information.
If you do not meet the criteria above but wish to have help in managing your weight there are other services that we can suggest so do get in touch. Alternatively visit the website below for local services: