Sunderland Social Prescribing Service

A free and confidential service to support your health and wellbeing
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What is social prescribing?

Many things can affect your health and wellbeing. We know that it can take more than medicine to help you get better.

Social Prescribing enables GPs, nurses and other health and care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services.

The Sunderland Social Prescribing Service will work with you to find out ‘what matters to you.’ The team will then support you in your own community.

What support can I get?

Many of life’s problems can make you feel unwell. They can help you with a range of things like:

  • Loneliness
  • Emotional Wellbeing
  • Money worries
  • Housing worries
  • Healthy lifestyle choices
  • Managing long-term health conditions

What are the benefits?

  • Improve your mental and physical health
  • Get involved in your community
  • Meet new people
  • Increase self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Better quality of life

How do I access the service?

Ask your GP to refer you to the Sunderland Social Prescribing Service,


complete the referral form

The service is free and available to anyone registered with a GP in Sunderland.