Marking International Social Prescribing Day in Lewisham
Today it is the first International Social Prescribing Day and we are celebrating the importance of social prescribing by launching a new video to promote the excellent SAIL Connections service which helps Lewisham residents over 60 access the support they need. See the video below:
Social prescribing is designed to support people with a wide range of social, emotional or practical needs. One in four
patients see their doctor for purely social problems and welfare advice. For this
group of patients, social prescribing has been shown to improve quality of life
and emotional wellbeing, mental and general wellbeing, as well as improving
levels of depression and anxiety.
Evidence has shown that social prescribing can play a key role in tackling the
social determinants of ill health as well as supporting the increasing number
of patients suffering from chronic diseases.
SAIL Connections is a service, run by AGE UK Southwark and Lewisham. If you or someone you know is aged over 60 and needs some help to find and access local services they can help. Find out more and fill in a simple form at the SAIL Connections website