What’s important to you?
Many things affect your health and wellbeing. GPs tell us that a lot of people visit them feeling isolated or lonely. Or they might be stressed out by work, money and housing problems. Sometimes it’s the stress of managing different long-term health conditions.
That’s where Social Prescribing comes in. It starts with a conversation. It might be the conversation you’ve just had with your doctor, or with another person in the practice team. Or you might not have felt able to talk to anyone about what’s going on for you. The aim is a more holistic approach to health and wellbeing – an understanding that aspects of life are interconnected and that there is a need for a joined-up approach to practical and emotional support.
Listening to you
How does it work?
Your Social Prescribing Link Worker is there to listen to you and put you in touch with the people and activities that might help you to feel better. Social Prescribing can help you to have more control over your own health and find ways to improve how you feel in a way that suits you. For example, that might be connecting you to a community group to meet more people or an advice service to support you with your bills.
For more information about social prescribing visit: www.england.nhs.uk/personalisedcare/social-prescribing/
For further details, please contact Colette Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org
To self-refer, or to refer someone you’re supporting, please fill out this referral form and send it to the details on the form.
Join our Free Online Support Groups
Groups are open to adults (18+) who are registered at a North or West Bristol GP surgery
Managing Anxiety - Low Instensity CBT
with Southmead Development Trust Social Prescribing
Tuesdays x 4 sessions
1:30pm – 3pm
In this group we cover CBT materials through slides and activities.
There’s no pressure to have your camera on and you can participate in the activities privately or join in using the chat feature.
Universal Credit Info & Support
with Help to Claim Team
on the 4th Tuesday of each month
12pm – 1:30pm
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Support Info & Support
with North Bristol Advice Centre
on the 1st Wednesday of each month
11am – 12:30pm
Debt & Budgeting
a handling money session with Christians Against Poverty (all welcome regardless of any faith)
on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
10:30am – 12pm
Housing Info & Support
with CHAS Housing Advise Service
on the 3rd Wednesday of each month
11am – 12:30pm
Living Well with Chronic Pain
with Southmead Development Trust Health & Wellbeing, Vitaminds and North Bristol Trust
Fridays x 4 sessions
10:30am – 12pm
Do you want to explore ways of living well with chronic pain? In this group we will discuss:
- understanding pain
- breathing techniques
- therapies and treatments
- goal setting
- working with health professionals
- courses and recourses