What is social prescribing?
Social prescribing is all about connecting people with non-medical activities, opportunities, support and services in the community to help improve your health and wellbeing.
What does a Social Prescriber do?
A Social Prescriber is:
- Someone you can talk to confidentially
- Practical, supportive and non-judgemental
- Able to help you make decisions with what is important to you
- Someone who can support you throughout the journey
Becky Sultana is our Social Prescriber.
What can Becky help with?
- Getting involved in local groups, social activities and support groups
- Accessing befriending services
- Support around housing, benefits and financial matters
- Helping with accessing transport options
- Finding out about volunteering opportunities
With one to one help, she will enable you to access to a range of non-medical local activities, social groups, services and advice based on needs and interests.
Whatever is important to you, she will support you to find the help that works for you.
How can this improve my health?
Research shows that by being more active and connected improves your mental health and wellbeing.
Who can Becky support?
Anyone over the age of 13 including:
- People with depression or low mood
- High levels of anxiety
- Low in confidence or self-esteem
- long-term conditions
- Socially isolated – having little or no support
- Are our of work or unable to work owing to sickness
- Are recently bereaved
- Are a carer or ex-carer
- Single parents
- Fear the outside
- Have few or no hobbies or interests
Where to find Becky
Becky works from the Birchwood practice on Tuesdays.
How to get an appointment
If you think that you or someone you know would benefit from Becky’s support please speak contact your surgery about being referred. Becky will telephone you first to arrange an appointment that is convenient for you.