This week, we speak to Caragh Munn, Social Prescribing Co-Ordinator with Bray Partnership, who explains how Social Prescribing focuses on ‘What Matters to the Person’ rather than ‘What is the Matter with the Person.’ People can self-refer to Social Prescribing or be referred by a health professional or community support worker who identifies a social prescription may assist rather than a medical prescription. A Social Prescribing Link Worker aims to provide people with the support and encouragement they need to take an active role in their own health and wellbeing.
For some people, taking that first step helps them build meaningful connections and establish a sense of belonging within their community. Caragh shares examples of how Social Prescribing has transformed people’s lives and explains how you can access Social Prescribing Services in your community.
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All HSE-funded Social Prescribing Services are delivered by the HSE’s community partners, such as Local Development Companies and Family Resource Centres. Details are available at: https://allirelandsocialprescribing.ie/members-map/
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