09 Nov

North Tyneside Social Prescribing Service

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A partnership initiative between Tyneside and Northumberland Mind and Age UK North Tyneside

What is Social Prescribing?

Social prescribing is a mechanism for linking patients with sources of support within the community. These might include opportunities for arts and creativity, physical activity, learning new skills, volunteering, mutual aid, befriending and self-help, as well as support with, for example, employment, benefits, housing, debt, legal advice, or parenting problems. Social prescribing is usually delivered via primary care – for example, through ‘exercise on prescription’ or ‘prescription for learning’, although there is a range of different models and referral options.

What are some of the benefits to patients for Social Prescribing?

  • Improved fitness
  • Increased mobility
  • Depleted levels of anxiety
  • Managed depression
  • New skills learned
  • Reduced isolation & loneliness
  • Lasting friendships & acquaintances
  • Join in the fun and friendly atmosphere of our monthly Comfy Cuppa Club

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