Designing and delivering your social prescribing project isn’t always a walk in the park. In fact, it can be challenging across a number of different levels, especially if you are working with limited resources. That being said, there’s plenty of support out there to make it easier to turbo boost your social prescribing programme.
If you’re looking to set up or scale up your social prescribing project, we’ve got you covered – below, you’ll find a list of 5 fantastic tools and resources to help you learn, engage, connect and access support to grow and develop your social prescribing ecosystem.
A resource for anyone who is interested in social prescribing and self care. The Wikipedia includes a roundup of resources, tools, networks, service examples and reports focused around the topic of social prescribing.
A dedicated Twitter conversation on social prescribing, taking place every Wednesday (8-9pm) GMT. Join the conversation using the hashtag #SocialPresHour and discuss the latest news, emerging themes and insights on social prescribing with regular special guests and themes.
The Social Prescribing Network consists of health professionals, researchers, academics, social prescribing practitioners, representatives from the community and voluntary sector, commissioners and funders, patients and citizens. They are working together to share knowledge and best practice, to support social prescribing at a local and national levels and to inform good quality research and evaluation.
A practical resource for local commissioners to implement self-care. The guide aims to support clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to work closely with appropriate local partners to increase the number of people who care for themselves effectively.
A library of video resources which include lectures on social prescribing, an explanation on what is social prescribing, how to provide social prescribing services and information about local social prescribing services throughout the UK.
Now it’s over to you. We hope this page has helped give you a better idea of what resources are out there to help design and deliver your social prescribing projects. Like what you read? Sign up for our newsletter here for more of the latest social prescribing news and information.