Social Prescribing

What is Social Prescribing?

A service that is embedded in your GP surgery alongside your GP and other practice staff, that aims to connect you to services and/or activities that may help improve your health and wellbeing.

  • A confidential space to talk
  • A space to explore issues that are negatively affecting your physical and mental health and overall wellbeing; those things ‘Matter to You’
  • Practical, helpful and non-judgemental support
  • A place to receive advice, guidance and advocacy
  • We also support with other services involved in your care
  • Signposting and/or referral to services, support and community groups
  • A service to improve hope for the future, social connection & independence

Advice provided and services we signpost and refer to include:

  • Advocacy
  • Benefits Advice
  • Befriending
  • Bereavement Support
  • Budgeting Advice
  • Debt Advice
  • Domestic Abuse Support
  • Family Support Services
  • Hobbies
  • Housing Advice
  • Mental Health Support
  • Physical Health Activities
  • Social Activities
  • Specialist Services
  • Specific Condition Support
  • Support Groups
  • Volunteering
  • Work, Education and Training


Young Person Social Prescriber

I’m Dawn the Young Persons Social Prescriber for Greater Peterborough Network working across the City of Peterborough.

Young Persons Social Prescribing is a part of personalised care connecting young people from 11 to 18 years with activities, groups and services in their community to meet social and emotional needs, which can impact their health and well-being, by working with them to create a personalised support plan.

If you are a young person or knows someone who would benefit from support, call me on 0333 332 4666 or email at