Social Prescriber referrals are for patients with issues that are impacting on their health & wellbeing. They are not clinical support but can provide support and information on areas such
- social activities and support
- Social isolation
- Financial and legal support/signposting
- Advocacy and information
Those who may prefer brief counselling for immediate experiences or issues. Mental Health Social Prescribers are beneficial for adult patients (18+) with mild to moderate mental health needs as a result of issues related to social or practical complications such as housing and finances, vulnerable groups, socially isolated individuals, those experiencing heightened stress or anxiety due to Covid19.
They can offer short term Counselling – typically 4 to 6 sessions.
What happens if I’m asked to speak to a social prescriber or mental health social prescriber?
One of the team, Emily or Lauren, will contact you usually by telephone initially and may send you appointment details via text message. They will ask you a bit about yourself and explain the support they can offer you. These support roles are funded by the Primary Care Network (PCN)