Not all health-related problems can be resolved by a medical prescription, sometimes a social response can be more beneficial. For instance people experiencing high levels of stress, employment and debt issues, loneliness and isolation, or bereavement are far more likely to improve their health by talking to someone who is trained to help them. Those who suffer from health conditions which are directly affected by diet, activity levels and weight management will also benefit from a similar approach.
Social Prescribing provides people with alternative ways of addressing their own emotional and mental health with Personalised Care that starts in and around health centres. The referral programme enables people to benefit from being more active and socially connected, targeting some of the most deprived areas of Birmingham and Solihull and those with some of the highest rates of physical inactivity.