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Social Prescribing

 

Many things can affect your health and wellbeing; such as lonliness, stress , money or relationship problems.  Sometimes it could be the stress of managing different long-term conditions.

Social Prescribing can help. It starts with a conversation. It might be a conversation you’ve just had with your doctor. Or with another person in the practice team. They will refer you to a Social Prescribing Link Coordinator who is part of the Imago team.

Link Coordinators are here to listen to you, and put you in touch with the people and activities that might help you to feel better.

Our Social Prescribers may introduce you to a community group, a new activity or a local club. Or they might help you find legal advice or debt counselling. They might just help you find information and guidance: a bit of inside knowledge on your situation or what local resources there are in your area. They could even support you to create something new such as a gardening club, a fishing group, a ‘men’s shed’ or knit and natter group.

Social prescribing can help you to have more control over your own health and find ways to improve how you feel in a way that suits you.

 

Studies show that people get better and feel better faster than those treated with medicine alone. And because it works, it’s happening more and more – including here in this area.

 

Please select your area to ascertain the Surgeries which we support and the services which we can provide in that area.

 

For general enquires please contact us at  socialprescribing@imago.community

 

Services in your Area

Ashford

Providing support via Link Coordinators, Adult and Children's Mental Health and Health and Wellbeing Coaching

 

Gillingham South

Providing support via Link Coordinators, and Adult and Children's Mental Health

 

Medway Peninsula

Providing support via Link Coordinators, and Health and Wellbeing Coaching

 

Rainham

Providing support via Link Coordinators, and Health and Wellbeing Coaching

 

Sevenoaks

Providing support via Link Coordinators, and Adult and Children's Mental Health

 

Sheppey

Providing support via Link Coordinators, Adult and Children's Mental Health and Health and Wellbeing Coaching

 

Tunbridge Wells

Providing support via Adult and Children's Mental Health

 
 

Who are Imago?

 

Imago is already an established, successful provider of support to people and communities across the South East and London, and we are delighted to be a key provider for the Link Social Prescribing Service.  Through our network of specially trained Social Prescribers, based in GP Surgeries, we are able to provide an excellent support service, complementing that provided by the Primary Care medical teams.  In addition, we are able to provide specialist support in a number of areas, such as Mental Health and Health and Wellbeing support.  Through these services, we are able to provide individually planned support to individuals who need more than just medical care to help them live healthier, more fulfilling lives. By providing face-to-face support with someone, we are able to help to unpick the things which may be holding them back, and help them to identify and connect up with organisations and activities within their community.

Social Prescribing is part of a person-centred approach, recognising the individual as the expert in their own experience, supporting and empowering them to take greater control of their own health and wellbeing.  This approach can be applied in many ways, in different settings, with both Adults and Children.