Social Prescriber

My name is Becky, I’m a Social Prescriber for the practice. My role is to listen and support our patients with ‘what matters to me, not what is the matter with me’. It is about connecting people with non-medical activities, opportunities, support and services in the community to help improve your health and wellbeing. I have been working at the practice for just over two years.

 

A Social Prescriber is:

  • Someone you can talk to confidentially
  • Practical, supportive and non-judgemental
  • Able to help you make decisions with what is important to you
  • Someone who can support you throughout the journey  

What can I help with?

  • Getting involved in local groups, social activities and support groups
  • Accessing befriending services
  • Support around housing, benefits and financial matters
  • Helping with accessing transport options
  • Finding out about volunteering opportunities

With one to one help, I can help you access a range of non-medical local activities, social groups, services and advice based on needs and interests. Whatever is important to you, I will support you to find the help that works for you.

Who can I support?

Anyone over the age of 13 including:

  •     People with depression or low mood
  •     High levels of anxiety
  •     Low in confidence or self-esteem
  •     long-term conditions
  •     Socially isolated – having little or no support
  •     Unemployed – out of work or unable to work owing to sickness
  •     Those experiencing bereavement or loss
  •     Carers or ex-carers
  •     Parents – including single parents
  •     People interested in finding new hobbies or interests

How do I contact a social prescriber?

It is simple. You can talk to your GP or other healthcare professional or speak to surgery reception staff. We will take care of the rest and contact you with an appointment.

Becky Sultana is the social prescriber for the Hadleigh Practice and works with us two days a week on a Thursday and Friday. You can contact Becky by speaking to your GP or our reception team 

Becky is trained to connect you with a wide range of services locally to help you improve your own health and wellbeing. To find out more about social prescribing please click here Leaflet, Becky also does a monthly newsletter, see latest updates for the most up to date newsletter.

Becky - our social prescriber

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