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Podcast on Prescription

Podcast on Prescription -S3-EP2-Social Prescribing and Me, Evrill's Story

  • S3E2
  • 07:41
  • January 2nd 2024

In this podcast we hear Evrill's story, she found lockdown hard. Stuck in her house in Manchester, she couldn’t do any of the things she used to love: singing, dancing, spending time with her family and her church community.

After spending some time talking to a link worker - explaining how she was feeling – they referred her to a community music organisation called String of Hearts.

Social prescribing can be that helping hand needed to take us from isolated and lonely to happy and fulfilled. If you aren’t sure what changes you need to make your life happier and healthier, speak to your GP surgery ask for an appointment with a link worker. 

Podcast on Prescription

Welcome to Podcast on Prescription, brought to you by Dr Radha Modgil and the National Academy for Social Prescribing

We want people to be able to live their best possible life. Social prescribing helps people to do this. When you hear the word ‘prescription’ you might automatically think of tablets, pills and medication, but a ‘social prescription’ is different.

So, what is social prescribing? Well, simply put, social prescribing is a way for health professionals, such as social prescribing link workers based in a GP practice, to connect people to activities in the community for practical and emotional support. It helps people gain choice and control over their wellbeing, to manage their needs and in a way that suits them.

It can especially help people who have long-term conditions, need support with their mental health, are lonely or isolated or have complex social needs. Social Prescribing is now being offered across the NHS in England and there is a growing movement both here and internationally embracing the benefits.

And in this podcast, we are going to explore more about the power of all of these activities: that 'social prescription’ that helps people through.

Visit https://socialprescribingacademy.org.uk/ to find out more.

The content of this podcast is not intended to be a substitution for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your GP or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, diagnosis or treatment. Never ignore professional medical advice or delay obtaining such advice because of something contained on this podcast.