Understanding Social Prescribing synergies key to improving health and wellbeing for all

A new report published by the Primary Care Division, Public Health Wales, highlights the distinctions and synergies between, physical and mental health services, wellbeing activities and community assets; and social prescribing.

Social prescribing, a non-clinical intervention, defined in Wales as ‘connecting citizens to community support to better manage their health and wellbeing’ has received support and recognition, as an important approach to improving health and wellbeing for all.

The current social prescribing model in Wales is holistic, person-centred and integrates with statutory services across sectors. The ‘Social Prescribing Interface Model’ reflects the distinctive ways that people engage with these services and activities, but it recognises that there are clear meeting points when viewed together. The following interfaces have been explored:

  • Social Prescribing with Wellbeing Activities & Community Assets
  • Social Prescribing with Physical & Mental Health Services
  • Social Prescribing with both Physical & Mental Health Services and Wellbeing Activities & Community Assets

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