Social prescribing is a key part of the NHS long term plan and universal personalised care. It is a way of enabling people to have access to the right support for their wellbeing and social needs through referral to a listening and non-judgemental expert called a link worker; who listens to what matters to them in order to help them identify their own solutions. Save the date, 8th July is #linkworkerday19, a day to celebrate link workers- A.KA listening experts.
March 14 is a day to raise public awareness of social prescribing. Whether you an individual or an organisation, you can do something to raise awareness within your network and community.
Here are 5 ideas to get involved:
Get involved on social media using #socialprescribingday
Give free talks at community events or within your network
Host online/in person live events. You can do this yourself or in partnership with others
Hold an Information stall
Create and distribute pamphlets
Examples of where to raise awareness:
Local newspapers and radio
Your network (friends, family, colleagues )
Local community groups
Sports club/Gym/ leisure centres
For further information
Social prescribing day