What is Social Prescribing?
We know that taking care of your health involves more than just medicine.
With Oldham Social Prescribing you can get specialist support for more than medical issues.
Your local connector will contact you and spend time with you exploring what activities and/or local support could improve your health and wellbeing.
You can consider the benefits of participating in them, and we will assist and support you to plan your next steps.
By working closely together with GPs, nurses and other health care professionals, patients are now being referred to a range of local, non-clinical services – services that could be used to treat or help with:
- Loss of confidence/purpose
- Social isolation
- Life changing events such as bereavement, new born, retirement
- Getting out and about
- Emotional wellbeing
- Healthy lifestyle choices
- Long term health conditions
- Accessing work, training and volunteering
- Poor health linked to housing or housing conditions
What are the benefits?
- Improve your mental and physical health
- Meet new people
- Learn a new skill or participate in a new activity
- Increase self confidence and self esteem
- Better quality of life
- Get involved in your community
How do I access the service?
It’s simple, you can talk to your GP, health care professional or surgery staff, or fill in a self-referral form either at your surgery or online and one of our connectors will contact you.