Social prescribing is a way to support people with medical conditions in their local communities. It is designed to boost the non-medical aspects of health – good relationships, a feeling of purpose or mental health. Patients have more say in improving their health and wellbeing, resulting in a more complete approach to healthy living.
A member of your GP practice team may suggest a referral to the Social Prescribing Team. With them you’ll discuss what you are interested in, your health and well-being. Together you’ll come up with a plan of action based on the activities and services that are available locally. Your social prescriber is someone you can talk to confidentially and will not judge you – they are there to help and support you.
Activities and services you can be linked to include:
- Healthy lifestyles and active lives
- Arts, music and creativity
- Befriending, counselling and other support groups
- Housing benefits and financial support and advice
- Employment, training and volunteering
- Education and learning
- Getting involved in local groups
- Specialist services and support
If you feel you would benefit from this service then speak to your doctor for a referral to a member of the Social Prescribing Team.
What is the Well being Hub?
Worcestershire Wellbeing Hub is an information and signposting service for people over the age of 16 who are experiencing low mood, anxiety or stress, and feel that they would benefit from support from local community providers.
What are the benefits?
The Wellbeing Hub is the community wellbeing element of the Worcestershire Healthy Minds service providing timely access to community and voluntary sector services; working alongside the Single Point of Access as part of the Enhanced Primary Care Mental Health Service.
Our Wellbeing Assistants are here to:
- Provide information and signposting for wellbeing services provided by the voluntary sector across Worcestershire.
- Take bookings for the Community Wellbeing Programmes such as Moodmaster and Peer Support.
- Redirect people to self-help resources.
Who can we help?
We can help anyone in Worcestershire over the age of 16 experiencing low level common mental health problems which cause some disruption to everyday life. The Worcestershire Wellbeing Hub can be contacted via self referral, GPs or other professionals, family carers, or anyone seeking information about community wellbeing services in the county.
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What happens when you contact us?
The hub is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm from Monday, May 16th. When you call or email us, we will aim to answer your call directly and provide a response within 48 hours.
How can you access the WWB Hub?
You can contact us by calling: