Social Prescribing allows GPs, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to recommend patients access non-medical services to improve their health and wellbeing.
These can include volunteering, arts activities, group learning, gardening, befriending, cookery, health care to play a more active role in improving their lives.
It allows people with mild or long-term mental health problems, vulnerable groups, people who are socially isolated, and those who frequently attend either primary or secondary health care to play a more active role in improving their lives.
Better Leeds Communities has more than five years' experience of delivery social prescribing services and we also offer a special debt advice service for social prescribing users.
Linking Leeds is a free service aimed at anyone who may benefit from better links with their local community, including anyone who wants to improve their general health and wellbeing.
It can connect you to a range of services in your area, including mental health support, fitness classes, volunteering or employment opportunities, faith groups, money or housing services and hobby groups.