Social Prescribing Day is an annual celebration of social prescribing, recognising link workers, local community groups and regional and national organisations which support people’s health and wellbeing.
This year Social Prescribing Day fell on Thursday 9th March – with many key voices from The College of Medicine sharing their own stories on Social Prescribing, watch the videos below:
WHAT IS SOCIAL PRESCRIBING?
Social prescribing is a way of actively connecting people to activities, groups and services that can improve their health and wellbeing. For example, people may visit their GP because they may be feeling stressed about their work, money, or because they are lonely and isolated. But these problems cannot be fixed by medicine, or doctors, alone.
Social prescribing links people to a range of activities and services, based on their situation and preferences. This could include, for example, volunteering, arts activities, gardening, befriending, advice on debt or finances, and a range of sports.
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED!
On #SocialPrescribingDay share your case studies and stories of social prescribing in action. You’re most welcome to organise an event together with colleagues and nearby local communities or join an event that’s happening during the day. Use the hashtag #SocialPrescribingDay if you can!