Joanne Naughton (Social Prescriber Link Worker) Phone: 085 852 9019 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Prescribing is a free, HSE service provided in partnership with NICHE Health Project Cork CLG, which helps to link you with sources of support and social activities within your community.
- These include
- Physical activity
- Reading groups/books for health
- Self-help programmes such as the Stress Control Programme
- Men’s Sheds
- Community gardening
- Arts and creativity
It is for any person of 18 years or over.
Social Prescribing is for you if:
- you feel that you need some support to mind your health and wellbeing
- you feel isolated, stressed, anxious or depressed
- you simply feel you need the service.
- About the programme
First you will meet with the Social Prescribing Coordinator. S/he will help you to identify activities or groups you would like to try.
Then you will link with a designated person participating in the activity, to try it out.
After a number of weeks you will have a review with your Social Prescribing Coordinator.
At this stage, if you wish, you may try different activities or groups, to find something that you enjoy. The Social Prescribing coordinator will give you guidance and support.
Your Social Prescribing Link Worker Can Provide:
Free one to one support to help you if you are feeling isolated:
- To connect with people,
- To connect with services,
- To connect with activities in your area.
You can be referred to the local Social Prescribing Link Worker through your G.P. or other health/social care professionals or you can make direct contact.
For further information please click here or contact Joanne Naughton, (Social Prescriber Link Worker)
Phone: 085 852 9019
Address: Athlone Family Resource Centre, Act Business Development Centre, CLG, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, N37 C8W6