4th – 11th March 2022 is Social Prescribing Week so here at Earnswood, we are taking this opportunity to tell you some more information about our Social Prescribers Cathy McLellan and Hayley Cooper.
Many things affect our health and wellbeing – finances, social environment, what’s going on at home, to name a few.
For example, people may visit their GP because they may be feeling stressed about their work, money, or because they are lonely and isolated. The impact that these issues can have on our physical and mental wellbeing has been particularly clear as the nation responds to COVID-19.
But these problems cannot be fixed by medicine, or doctors, alone.
That’s where social prescribing comes in. Social prescribing connects people to practical and emotional community support, through social prescribing link workers, who are based in GP practices and take referrals from all local agencies. Link workers have time to build trusting relationships, start with what matters to the person, create a shared plan and introduce people to community support.
Cathy and Hayley work within Earnswood Monday to Thursday offering appointments morning and afternoon. For more information on Social Prescribing, please click here.