Social Prescribing for Health and Wellbeing

Linking with sources of support within the community

Social Prescribing for Health and Wellbeing

 

Social prescribing is about supporting health and wellbeing by linking people into local, community-based activities such as exercise, art, reading and gardening.  The Social Prescriber spends time with the person chatting about what activities are of interest and the benefits of participating in them, and then assists and supports the person to attend these activities.

This pilot programme is based at Listowel Family Resource Centre and was established with support from Cork Kerry Community Health Care with Healthy Ireland funding through the Kerry LCDC. The programme is for anyone over 18 who feels they need support to mind their mental health and may be feeling isolated, stressed, anxious, lonely or depressed. Using existing resources within the local community provides many benefits such as meeting other people and taking part in new activities.

To find out more or to participate in their programme, contact Mary Ellen Browne at Listowel Family Resource Centre.