Social Prescribing

Telford Mind works in collaboration with Medical Practice across Telford and Wrekin to create a holistic approach to promoting and improving health and wellbeing, adapting a person-centred approach with an ethos of “what matters to me”.

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 community services and activities that support your health & wellbeing using a therapeutic approach.

A confidential space to talk.

A space to explore issues that are negatively affecting your physical and mental health and overall wellbeing; those things that ‘Matter To You’.

Practical, helpful and non judgmental support.

A place to receive advice, guidance and advocacy

Support to access services, support organisation and community groups

 Onward referral to support services.

A service to improve hope for the future, social connection & independence

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How can this benefit me?  

Mr M was suffering with depression linked to work and debt problems. He was helped to access support for his debts and received advocacy to support his request for reasonable adjustments at work.

“I feel that it’s non pressured, more relaxed…I’ve been able to open up with no judgement”.

Mrs J was experiencing anxiety and depression. The social prescriber supported her with therapeutic approaches such as, mindfulness, relaxation techniques and sleep hygiene. This helped improve her well-being.

How to refer

Talk to reception, your nurse or GP and ask for a referral. Also any external organisations that you might be working with can also refer you to our service by contacting your local GP surgery.

“You have provided me with support that I never knew existed”

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“I have felt listened to and not rushed”

Advice provided and support services we refer to include:

Advocacy ~ Benefits advice ~ Befriending ~ Bereavement Support ~ Budgeting advice ~ Counselling support ~ Debt advice ~ Domestic Abuse support ~ Family support ~ Hobbies ~ Housing advice ~ Mental Health support ~ Physical Health ~ Social Activities ~ Specialist Services ~ Specific condition support ~ Support groups ~ Volunteering Work ~ Education ~ Training

Telford Mind currently works with the following Medical Practices in Telford and Wrekin :

Court Street Medical Practice

Stirchley Medical Practice

Woodside Medical Practice

Sutton Hill Medical Practice

Dawley Medical Practice

Hollinswood Medical Practice

Wellington Medical Practice

Charlton Medical Practice

Find out more in our leaflet download:

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please contact:

Access service for Adult Mental Health

Tel: 0300 1240365


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