Social Prescribing is a new way of working within health care and it involves referral to non-medical services by a health professional e.g. to a support group, a mindfulness course, an environmental project or to a befriending scheme.

This information session is particularly aimed at third sector organisations and community groups as well as statutory sector partners with an interest in Social Prescribing.

The session will provide a brief introduction to social prescribing, what it is, the potential impact and key challenges as well as some of the developments that are taking place locally.

Course objectives:

  • A definition of social prescribing and how it works.
  • The benefits of social prescribing for patients, third sector organisations/community groups and health professionals.
  • The potential challenges.

Course Fees:

  • SCVS Members - Half Day Course £10
  • Non SCVS Members / Individuals - Half Day Course £75

To ensure that the payment of fees is not a barrier to attending courses, we provide some places at reduced cost to individuals receiving benefit/out of county third sector organisations. Please contact the Training Team if you would like to apply for a bursary.

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