Mind In The Vale socially prescribe in both GP Surgeries and also in our resource centres.
What is Social Prescribing?
Recognising that people’s health is determined primarily by a range of social, economic and environmental factors, social prescribing seeks to address people’s needs in a holistic way. It also aims to support individuals to take greater control of their own health.
In addition to supporting individuals to take greater control of their own health, social prescribing schemes may also lead to a reduction in the use of NHS services.
Social prescribing is designed to support people with a wide range of social, emotional or practical needs, and many schemes are focused on improving mental health and physical well-being. Those who could benefit from social prescribing schemes include people with mild or long-term mental health problems, vulnerable groups, people who are socially isolated, and those who frequently attend either primary or secondary health care.