Nursing studies

Social prescribing: how nursing students can get involved

Find out about social prescribing champions, plus how connecting people with activities through community and voluntary groups can boost mental and physical well-being

Find out about social prescribing champions, plus how connecting people with activities through community and voluntary groups can boost mental and physical well-being

Social prescribing is the provision of practical and emotional support for patients in the community through charities, government-backed schemes or independent services.

It is based on the recognition that many things can affect our health and well-being, such as financial issues, work, our social environment and our home lives. Addressing issues related to these areas in a person-centred way supports people to gain more control over their health and manage their needs in a way that suits them.

Who is social prescribing for?

Social prescribing is an effective way of targeting the causes of health inequalities

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