to address their health & wellbeing
by connecting them to sources of 
support within their community

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Watch our animation to see how SPRING Social Prescribing works


Social Prescribing acts as a link between the health service and the community


GP’s refer patients to the community for non-medical support.


Patients receive 1-1 community support for social, emotional or practical needs.


People are connected to suitable programmes, activities and services that best meet their particular needs.


People make decisions about their own health and feel empowered as they engage with others.

How does it work?

Communities working in partnership to provide better health outcomes

The SPRING Social Prescribing Project is a partnership between Bogside & Brandywell Health Forum, the Healthy Living Centre Alliance and Scottish Communities for Health and Wellbeing. 

The project has a network of 30 community health partners delivering Social Prescribing services.

Where does it happen?

Ask your Pharmacist about Social Prescribing

Pharmacists can now refer clients to SPRING Social Prescribing.  GP's and Mental Health teams are under added pressure due to COVID-19. To enable more people to avail of the help and support of SPRING Social Prescribing, Pharmacists can now refer patients for a social prescription.

If you are experiencing social isolation, suffering from chronic pain, need help, and support to address your social, emotional, or practical needs then ask your pharmacist about a Social Prescription today.

Social prescribers are here to help and support people to better health and wellbeing. 


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