Social Prescribing

The Pier Health Social prescribing team began supporting clients in 2020. We are a partnership between Citizens Advice North Somerset, Alliance Homes and The Pier Health partnership. 

What is social prescibing?

Social Prescribing connects people to activities, groups, and services in their community to meet the practical, social and emotional needs that affect their health and wellbeing. We work with adults 18+.  

In the Pier Health Social prescribing team, we follow a what matters to me approach and the 5 ways to wellbeing. 

Your link worker will work with you to prioritise what matters to you and changes you want to make in your life. They can help you set goals and formulate a plan to taking small steps to achieving them. 

Below you can find our leaflet and poster.

5 Ways to Wellbeing

The Five Ways to Wellbeing are a set of evidence-based actions that promote mental and emotional wellness: 

  • Connect: Foster meaningful relationships. Social interactions with friends, family and community build and support networks, reducing feeling of isolation.
  • Be Active: Engage in regular physical activity. Exercise releases endorphins, improving mood and overall health, while boosting self-esteem.
  • Take Notice: Practice mindfulness. Pay attention to the present moment, enhancing awareness, reducing stress and encouraging a deeper appreciation of surroundings.
  • Keep Learning: Continuously engage in new learning experiences. Acquiring new skills and knowledge boosts self-confidence, stimulates the brain and promotes personal growth.
  • Give: Contribute to others. Acts of kindness and volunteering create a sense of purpose, increase self-worth, and enhance social connections, thereby improving mental wellbeing. 
  • People over 18 years old   
  • People that have one or more long-term conditions     
  • People that need ‘low-level’ support with their mental health     
  • People that are lonely or isolated    
  • People that have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing.  
  • Lifestyle  
  • Looking after yourself   
  • Managing symptoms   
  • Work, volunteering and other activities  
  • Money  
  • Where you live   
  • Family and friends   
  • Feeling positive  

Referral is through your Pier Health GP Practice, please speak to reception to self-refer into us.  

We cover:  

  • Milton Surgery 
  • Graham Road Surgery
  •  Horizon Health Centre 
  • Locking Castle Medical Centre 
  • Winscombe & Banwell Family Practice 
  • Tudor Lodge Surgery 
  • Cedars Surgery (We take referrals up to 50 years old) 
  • 168 Medical Practice