Burton Albion Community Trust are working in partnership with East Staffordshire PCN to deliver Social Prescribing in the East Staffordshire community.
What is Social Prescribing?
People often visit their GP due to feeling stressed or anxious about everyday life, work, money or housing problems. This can sometimes become overwhelming and there doesn’t seem to be any way forward.
Social prescribing is a way of engaging and connecting you with a source of support in your local community. This may help you to overcome some of these issues and make you feel better both physically and mentally.
Social prescribing always starts with a conversation, your Social Prescriber will give you the time to talk and help you plan a way of resolving the issues affecting you.
For example Your Social Prescriber might introduce you to a new community group or activity or may link you to a local source of advice dependent on the needs you have.
How can I refer myself for Social Prescribing?
There are several ways to be able to be referred to the service, these include:
- Self referral via the JOY app here Joy – The right support is just a few clicks away (thejoyapp.com)
- Ask your GP or other health professional to be referred
What if I am a professional wanting to refer one of my clients?
Referrals can be made through our on line form on the JOY app Joy – The right support is just a few clicks away (thejoyapp.com) then one of our Social Prescribers will contact the client and start the Social Prescribing journey.
Our team of 7 Social Prescribers are on hand to offer the support needed. If you feel that the Social Prescribing team can offer the support you need then make a referral today.