The Social Prescribing programme is designed to link patients at GP surgeries with non-medical sources of support within the community. These might include opportunities for arts and creativity, meeting new people, learning new skills, volunteering, physical activities, healthy eating as well as referring to support for employment, benefits, housing or debt advice.

Social Prescribing Link Workers work with patients at their GP surgery to explore what support needs they have, work through barriers, motivate and support them to make changes and create an action plan based on the goals that are agreed together.

If you are open to meeting with the people and organisations that you are referred to for support, and need support due to poor mental health, are a frequent attender at your GP surgery, have mild to moderate anxiety or depression, are isolated or lonely or have a long term physical or mental health condition, the Social Prescribing Link Worker at your local surgery could offer you support.

CN4C is currently partners with the following GP surgeries:

Veor

Carn to Coast

Praze

Harris Memorial

Clinton Road

Manor Surgery.

Any healthcare professional can refer to the Social Prescribing programme, or patients can request a referral from their GP or other health professional.

If you would like to find out more about the Social Prescribing programme, please email Jackie, our programme coordinator on [email protected]

CN4C's Social Prescribing Link Workers are funded by The Department of Health and Social Care through our Volunteer Cornwall programme, and the other programme is funded by Public Health England and Cornwall Council.