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Solihull Social Prescribing

Solihull Social Prescribing

What is Social Prescribing?

In recent years it has been recognised that as individuals there are times when we feel unwell, ‘out of sorts’ or ‘below par’ and a medical prescription is not the answer. What we are lacking is company, interests or a change of scene to make us feel connected, motivated and purposeful – or perhaps more exercise to keep our bodies strong and our minds stimulated.

Health and wellbeing start with taking care of ourselves as best as we can. But that isn’t always easy. What should we be doing? Where are the exercise classes or social groups we could join? That’s where social prescribing comes in!

Our Social Prescribing service can provide you with a personal ‘buddy’ who will help you identify one or more social activities to improve your wellbeing and support you in starting it.

We offer:

  • One-to-one meetings
  • Flexible appointments
  • Free access to a wide range of local services
  • Support and encouragement, to help you find the motivation to make positive changes in your life
  • The opportunity to feel better, improve your self esteem and your confidence

How does it work?

A member of our Social Prescribing team will meet with you to learn about your lifestyle and help you to identify activities that will suit your preferences and help you to reach your health goals. The team will then support you in getting started in your chosen activities!

Do I Qualify for Social Prescribing?

If you live in Solihull, are over the age of 16, and feel that you need some support, advice and encouragement to improve your mental or physical health and wellbeing you are eligible to apply. Your GP can refer you, or you can complete the simple application form here.

What Kind of Activities are Available to me through Solihull Social Prescribing?

Browse through our Solihull Social Prescribing Directory to see what kind of activities are on offer.

The activities I was introduced to through the Solihull Social Prescribing Service are keeping me mentally sound and helping me to enjoy my life to the full.”

Mark

Click here to read Mark’s story.

 

“The Social Prescribing Service has given me a purpose to my day… I have learned that I am not alone in this world.”

Peeling potatoes

Click here to read Mrs Hall’s story.

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