Social Prescribing

Feeling connected to your community has lots of health and wellbeing benefits that support resilience, independence and good physical and mental health. Social Prescribing organisations aim to connect people to services and activities in their community in order to benefit overall health and wellbeing.  Examples include volunteering, arts activities, group learning, gardening, befriending, cookery, healthy eating advice and a range of sports.

Social prescribing is a means of enabling GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services.  It is also possible for people to self-refer.

To find out more about what Social Prescribing is please click here.


    Linking Key

    Linking Leeds is the integrated social prescribing service for Leeds.  This city-wide service aims to link people to services and activities in their community. 

    Online Talk - What is Social Prescribing and why is it important? - Friday 7th June, 12 noon – 12.40 pm

    'What is social prescribing and why is it important?' is a comprehensive overview of the emerging concept of social prescribing. The speaker from LinkingLeeds will provide an in-depth analysis of the concept, its importance, and relevance in today's healthcare system. The presentation will cover various aspects of social prescribing, including its definition, history, and the role of social prescribing in promoting physical and mental health.

    This talk is particularly aimed at the following groups of staff :-

    · health and care staff

    · academic colleagues

    · public library colleagues

    · anyone with an interest in health and wellbeing

    Book your free place here

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