Social Prescriber Service

About Social Prescribing

Social prescribing is designed to support people with a wide range of social, emotional or practical needs, with a focus on improving mental health and physical wellbeing.

They are not doctors, nurses, or counsellors, but we do look at a person’s situation in the whole; They recognise that social issues such as isolation, housing problems and financial stress can contribute to poor physical and mental health. They work across Hackney through GP practices.

Through a 45-minute assessment, they discuss what is important to the client, how they feel things could be better, and then make a plan together to support those changes, often by linking with other organisations who provide targeted support. They can offer up to six sessions; currently via telephone consultation. Whether you want to get fit, volunteer, access benefits advice, learn to cook or make new friends, simply get an appointment with a social prescriber by mentioning us at next appointment with your GP.

Watch the short clip opposite to see how you could benefit from Social Prescribing: 

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