Social Prescribing

Taking a holistic approach to your health and wellbeing

Mental Health, Recovery, and Wellbeing Support

Social Prescribing, sometimes referred to as community referral, is a means of enabling GPs, nurses, and other primary care professionals to refer people to local, non-medical services. 

We provide a Link Worker to support people over the age of 18 in the local community. 

Social Prescribing helps people to: 

 Adjust their lifestyle, i.e., weight loss/ stop smoking/more exercise 

  • Look after themselves when they are not eligible for social care 
  • Manage their symptoms, i.e., finding support groups.  
  • Find work/volunteering support  
  • With money/finances/debt 
  • If they have issues with accommodation due to changing needs. 
  • Gain new networks and friends  
  • To feel positive about their lives 

Social prescribing works for a wide range of people, including people: 

  • with one or more long-term conditions 
  • who need support with their mental health 
  • who are lonely or isolated 
  • who have social needs that can affect their wellbeing  

A Link Worker is someone: 

Who will listen, support, and explore 'what matters to you'.  

They take a holistic approach to someone’s health and wellbeing by connecting people to community groups, services for practical and emotional support, and help to create a personal plan to support someone’s needs. 

A Link Worker provides support, information, and signpost tyo voluntary, community sector organisations, and other agencies. They're integral part of local Primary Care Networks. 

To access Social Prescribing: 

For further information, speak to your GP, or other healthcare professionals, who can complete a referral to the Social Prescribing Link Worker. You will be contacted to arrange a convenient time and place to meet.  

Brighter Futures is a provider of Social Prescribing across seven Primary Care Networks in Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme, and Staffordshire Moorlands. 


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