Social Prescribing

Social prescribing is about giving people time to focus on ‘what matters to you’. We look at all aspects of people’s health and wellbeing and we can support people to access other services.

We are currently able to give advice, support, information and signposting for one or more of the below issues:

  • Social isolation/loneliness
  • Housing issues
  • Debt/finance issues/benefits/legal issues
  • Domestic abuse or relationship issues 
  • Basic needs such as accessing food  
  • Employment/training/education
  • Elderly or extremely vulnerable
  • Children and families support (education, behavioural issues, healthy weight, children who have disabilities)
  • Emotional wellbeing support
  • Substance misuse issues
  • Finding life hard to manage day to day
  • Unsure where to go
  • Carers
  • Veterans

If you wish to be referred into the social prescribing service. You can call the contact centre on the main contact number (02392 00 9191), e-Consult (https://portsdowngrouppractice.webgp.com/)or speak to a member of the team during your next consultation.

Helpful Links

Below you will find useful websites linked to common issues where you can access support, advice and information independently.

 

  • General Health Advice:

https://www.nhs.uk/  

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/

https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/pharmacies/

 

  • Social Isolation/Loneliness

https://www.redcross.org.uk/loneliness-resources?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI6e7uwq3X7AIVRe7tCh1dLQfMEAAYASAAEgKhC_D_BwE

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/

 

  • Housing Issues

https://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/

https://www.hants.gov.uk/

https://www.shelter.org.uk/

 

  • Debt/finance issues/benefits/legal issues  

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

https://theyoutrust.org.uk/service/advice-services/advice-portsmouth (Portsmouth residents)

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en

 

  • Domestic Abuse or Relationship Issues 

https://www.aurorand.org.uk/

https://stopdomesticabuse.uk/

 

  • Basic needs such as accessing food  

https://portsmouth.foodbank.org.uk/  (Portsmouth)

https://www.trusselltrust.org/ (Hampshire and Portsmouth)

 

  • Employment/Training/Education

https://www.gov.uk/contact-jobcentre-plus

https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/

 

  • Elderly or extremely vulnerable

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/

https://www.redcross.org.uk/get-help/get-support-at-home

https://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/services/health-and-care/adult-social-care/

https://www.hants.gov.uk/socialcareandhealth/adultsocialcare

 

  • Children and families support (education, behavioural issues, healthy weight, children who have disabilities)

https://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/services/health-and-care/children-and-families/early-help-and-prevention-service/

https://www.hants.gov.uk/socialcareandhealth/childrenandfamilies/familysupportservice/earlyhelp

 

  • Emotional wellbeing support needed

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/  

https://www.mind.org.uk/

https://www.talkingchange.nhs.uk/

 

  • Substance misuse issues

https://www.talktofrank.com/

https://www.saferportsmouth.org.uk/drugs-and-alcohol/ (Portsmouth)

http://inclusionhampshire.org.uk/ (Hampshire)

 

  • Finding life hard to manage day to day

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/  

https://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/ (Portsmouth) 

https://www.hants.gov.uk/ (Hampshire)

 

  • Unsure where to go

https://hiveportsmouth.org.uk/covid-19 (Portsmouth)

 

  • Carers

https://www.andovermind.org.uk/

https://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/services/health-and-care/carers/portsmouth-carers-centre/ (Hampshire)

 

  • Veterans

https://www.afvbc.net/clubs/portsmouth-southsea/

https://www.vosuk.org/

 

  • Bereavement

https://www.bereavementsupportgroups.co.uk/ 

https://www.cruse.org.uk/