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Social Prescribing Service

What is Social Prescribing?

At Ling House Surgery we recognise that people’s health and wellbeing can be affected by a range of social, economic and environmental factors.

Social Prescribing Service empowers people with the skills and knowledge to improve their health and social wellbeing by connecting them to a range of non clinical services, available in your community.

Studies how that patients with Social Prescriptions get better and feel better faster than those treated with medicine alone.

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Many things affect your health and wellbeing. GPs tell us that a lot of people visit them feeling isolated, lonely or stressed by work, money and housing problems. There are lots of ways you might be part of social prescribing. It often starts with a conversation with a Social Prescriber.

They are there to listen to you, and put you in touch with the people and activities that might help you feel better.

That might mean being introduced to a community group, a new activity or a local club. It could be legal advice or volunteers to help around the house. It might be information and guidance: a bit of inside knowledge on your situation and what local resources are available.

It could even be some support to create something new such as a fishing group or gardening club.

Social prescribing focuses on the 5 ways to well-being model:

Group of people talking

  • Connect
  • Be active
  • Keep learning
  • Give
  • Be mindful

How to access the service?

Please speak to a member of the Practice Team if you think you may benefit from the Social Prescribing Service. You can self refer by going to the followinge website:

Appointments last up to 1 hour.

For more information, please contact Emma Taylor at Ling House Surgery on 01535 605747

Children's Social Prescribing/Counselling Service

We all have mental health; we can all do things to look after our mental health

We are able to provide 1:1 support for young people aged 5 to 18. We can help with stress, anxeity, self confidence and behavioural issues. In addition we also provide social support and special needs as well as bereavement support.

You can self refer to us by clicking on the following link:

We all have days from time to time where we feel a bit fed up. Feeling down occasionally is entirely normal but you can change the feeling.

Come and talk to a Social Prescriber about your worries and find solutions to help with school, family, your moods, sleep, diet and exercise.

Lookout for the clinics at your school, or contact your GP practice to book an appointment.

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