Social Prescribing: There’s another way to help you feel better
What is social prescribing?
We know that many of life’s problems can make us feel unwell. Improving your lifestyle or taking control of a practical problem can be very challenging and people often feel daunted at the prospect of change and don’t always know where to start.
Social prescribing link workers help give you the confidence, encouragement and support you need to make and sustain changes that will help you to feel better in yourself.
Our Social Prescribing Link Workers, Alastair Crammond & Leah Morris, are here to help and support you to look after your health and wellbeing. Part of a team working across Healthier West Wirral, they will listen carefully and help you get the advice and support you need.
Who would benefit?
You could benefit from social prescribing if:
- You are feeling low, isolated, anxious, stressed or depressed
- You have a practical problem and you don’t know how to deal with it (housing, money, welfare, access to food or prescriptions)
- You would like to make some changes to your lifestyle habits
- You would like to meet new people or have a regular place to go each week for company
How it works
Simply speak to your GP or nurse and let them know that you’d like to speak to a social prescribing link worker. They will put you in contact with Alastair and Leah who will make an appointment at a time and date that is convenient for you to:
- Discuss your problems or concerns
- Explore what is important to you
- Agree your goals
- Find local services and support and help you to access them