Pluss launch new Social Prescribing service

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Many things in life can affect your health and wellbeing. GP's tell us that many people visit them feeling isolated, lonely or worried about work, housing and money.

These are things that cannot be fixed by doctors or medicine alone. This is why Pluss are delighted to launch our new social prescribing services in Falmouth, Penryn
and St Austell.

What is Social Prescribing?

At its most basic, social prescribing offers the kind of help that doesn't come in a tube or bottle. The idea is to help you have more control over your healthcare and find
ways to manage your needs in away that suits you.

There are lots of different ways that social prescribing can help, particularly with:

 Money management 
 Loneliness and isolation 
 Healthy eating 
 Mental health 
 Addictions 
 Meeting new friends 
 Discovering new experiences

It often starts with a conversation. That's where Pluss comes in. We are here to listen to you and put you in touch with whatever you might need in order to feel better.

We can:

 Signpost you to services and groups within your local community 
Help you to develop goals to improve your health and wellbeing
Help you to be with and give back to your communities 
 Support you to take greater control of your health and wellbeing

There are hundreds of groups and activities within your communities that can help you on your journey to better health and wellbeing.

How does it work?

Our Health and Wellbeing Coaches receive referrals from GP surgeries and will work with you to identify your needs, set goals and signpost you to support within the community, such as:

 Finance, housing or benefits assistance
 Art and creative activities
 Exercise and dance classes
 Outdoor activities - walks, fishing and gardening clubs
 Supported learning, training and employment
 Volunteering and time banks
 Counselling or therapy groups
 Book groups or cooking classes

and much, much more

Where are we? 

Pluss’ Health and Wellbeing Coaches will work in the following GP practices:

If you would like to find out more, please do not hesitate to contact Sarah Stevens, Partnership Coordinator, at sarah.stevens@pluss.org.uk 

Positive People is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund.