"Social Prescribing is a way of connecting people with activities, groups and services in your local community that might help you feel better."
GP's tell us that many people who visit them can feel lonely, stressed by financial issues and employment or are struggling to lose weight or stay active. There is no pill to fix these issues so we can help connect you with the right help, in the right place, at the right time.
“It starts with a conversation”
There to listen, a Social Prescriber will help you explore your needs and what matters to you. The open minded approach of both Healthbox and our Ellesmere Port Social Prescribers, allows the team to utilise their experience by supporting referrals with a listening ear, creating and supporting projects in Ellesmere Port and filling the gaps by developing new workshops all within a modern framework. This allows us to offer the best service we can for our clients.
Chester Social Prescribing
Social Prescribing enables GPs, nurses, healthcare professionals and community organisations to refer people to a social prescriber.
Our Social Prescribers can work with you to find out what social issues are affecting your health and wellbeing, using a holistic approach that focuses on individual need.
Social prescribing can help you to have more control over your health and find ways to improve how you feel in a way that suits you. What matters to you is important and it matters to us too! We will listen to you, find out what matters to you and then help you access a range of non-clinical services or activities that can help you to feel better.
Social prescribing can help people with a wide range of social, emotional, mental, physical and practical needs.
We can help you access services in the community such as:
Local community groups and activities, such as walking or running groups, art classes or a peer support group.
Support with housing or employment.
Telephone befriending or face to face friendship groups.
Support groups for long term conditions.
Benefits or debt advice.
Mental health support, such as counselling or courses to help with anxiety.
Chester Social Prescribing Services
You can access support from the Chester Social Prescribing Service if you are registered at one of these GP practices:
City Walls Medical Centre
Lache Health Centre
Handbridge Medical Centre
Western Avenue Medical Centre
Fountains Medical Practice
Garden Lane Medical Practice
Northgate Medical Centre
Northgate Village Surgery
The Elms Medical Practice
Health Lane Medical Centre
Boughton Medical Centre
Park Medical Centre
Upton Village Surgery
TO BE REFERRED INTO THE CHESTER SOCIAL PRESCRIBING SERVICE, PLEASE CONTACT ANY MEMBER OF STAFF IN YOUR GP PRACTICE (RECEPTIONISTS, SECRETARIES, PHARMACISTS AND OTHER STAFF WITHIN THE GP PRACTICE CAN ALL REFER; IT DOESN’T NEED TO BE A GP)
Ellesmere Port Social Prescribing
Ellesmere Port has a team of Social Prescribing Link Workers who help people who are registered with the 6 GP practices across the area. The team takes a holistic approach to your health and wellbeing by looking at the wider factors that impact your physical and mental health. This could include things such as finances, loneliness, low confidence, low mood and anxiety, housing, employment, education or diet and exercise.