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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