Social prescribing in primary care teams

Social prescriptions are prescriptions (from health practitioners) that are not biomedical or overtly psychological. See, for instance, Can you prescribe nature? and Bromley-by-Bow Centre and the future of mental health treatment.

Social prescribing mostly involves a variety of activities that are typically provided by voluntary and community sector organisations. Examples include volunteering, arts activities, group learning, gardening, befriending, cookery, healthy eating advice and a range of sports.

You can watch a 5 minute video below from the Social Prescribing Network. It provides a summary of best practice and guidance on social prescribing:


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