Lifelink Social Prescribing
About the Service
Social prescribing connects people to voluntary sector activities, support groups and community resources to promote health, well-being and independence.
A social prescriber will help people to take control of their own health and wellbeing, supporting people to connect with sources of support in their communities if they are feeling, lonely, anxious, isolated, struggling to manage a long term condition or need lifestyle advice and practical support.
The social prescriber will give people time, focus on what matters to them and take a holistic approach to people’s health and wellbeing.
It is a free service for anyone aged 18 years and over, living within West Suffolk.
There are a range of benefits which include:
• improved mental health and wellbeing
• meeting new people and developing new friendships
• feeling healthier and fitter
• learning new skills
• opportunities for volunteering and developing employability skills
• feeling more confident.
How to access the Service
You can also be referred into the service using the form for clinicians and other healthcare organisations.
For any queries regarding the service, you can contact the team on: 07971 594709