Description

Use the resources on this page to help promote mental health and well being through social prescribing.

Social prescribing is commonly used in primary care settings and provides non-medical options for primary care staff to draw on to support their patients’ health and wellbeing, including their mental health. Social prescribing is an approach used to support self-management. It is primarily used for connecting people to non-medical sources of support or resources within their community. It can also be used by professionals working in other services and enhances the holistic approaches to addressing health, wellbeing and mental health problems.

The resources include a background paper, a guidance paper, written case studies and video case studies (external website). 

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