BARNSLEY HEALTHCARE FEDERATION - LINK WORKS - SOCIAL PRESCRIBING

Barnsley Healthcare Federation, Oaks Park Primary Care Centre, Thornton Rd, S70 3NE, UK

Who we are

We know that taking care of your health involves more than just medicine. With Barnsley Healthcare Federation Link Works you can get specialist support for more than medical issues. Your local Social Prescribers will contact you and spend time with you exploring what activities and/or local support

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Description

What is Social Prescribing?

We know that taking care of your health involves more than just medicine. With Barnsley Healthcare Federation Link Works you can get specialist support for more than medical issues.

Your local Social Prescribers will contact you and spend time with you exploring what activities and/or local support could improve your health and well-being.

You can consider the benefits of participating in them, and we will assist and support you to plan your next steps.

What support can I get?

Our Social Prescribers can help you with a range of issues, including:

• Social isolation
• Loneliness
• Emotional well-being
• Healthy lifestyle choices
• Getting out and about
• Life changing events such as birth, retirement, bereavement
• Long term health conditions
• Loss of confidence/purpose
• Poor health linked to housing conditions
• Accessing work, training and volunteering

What are the benefits?

• Improve your mental and physical health
• Meet new people
• Learn a new skill or participate in a new activity
• Increase self confidence and self-esteem
• Better quality of life
• Get involved in your community

Does it cost anything?

No, our service is free.

Who is it for?

Social prescribing for 14 -17

How do I access the service?

It’s simple, you can talk to your Healthcare Professional or surgery staff or contact an appropriate member of staff at school.

Alternatively for more information you can contact one of our Social Prescribers directly by emailing:
barnsleyccg.pcnsocialprescribing@nhs.net

 


Contact Details

Contact name: Yvonne Heap

Email address: barnsleyccg.pcnsocialprescribing@nhs.net

Phone number: 07951 561652

Mobile number:


Contact name: Janie Wike

Email address: barnsleyccg.pcnsocialprescribing@nhs.net

Phone number: 07951 561650

Mobile number:


Locations

Address details:

Barnsley Healthcare Federation, Oaks Park Primary Care Centre, Thornton Rd, S70 3NE, UK


Other Details

Cost: Our service is free

Eligibility: For 14 - 17 year olds




Published: 11 February 2022