Social prescribing is a means of enabling healthcare professionals and other professionals to refer a person to a Social Prescribing Link Work who supports people to avail of a range of local services, primarily provided by the community and voluntary sector. Examples include volunteering, arts activities, gardening, cookery and a range of physical activities and hobby groups. They may also link people back into HSE programmes and services for example Diabetes Support courses, Living Well programme, Stress prevention programmes or Smoking Cessation services. Social Prescribing has a number of key components:
Who is social prescribing for?
Social prescribing is for adults over the aged of 18 years, including (but not exclusively) people:
Please note Social Prescribing is not a crisis service.
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