Brighter Futures is leading a Social Prescribing service in nine areas across Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme and Staffordshire Moorlands as part of a national plan to support a range of mental health difficulties.
sees nine of our link workers work closely with GP’s and other health professionals to help people manage their mental health – part of a national aim to reduce costs to the NHS and increase the range of support available.
ocial Prescribing is a person-centered approach to supporting people. It takes a holistic approach to work closely with community assets and support networks to provide solutions to issues that are damaging to a person’s physical and mental health. This can include loneliness, housing issues, physical inactivity, or financial issues.
that hasn’t been done before. Brighter Futures is always looking for innovative ways to help as many people as we can, and this is a great opportunity to do just that.”