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What is Social Prescribing?

Social Prescribing and Holistic Lifestyle Medicine Facility:

What is social prescribing?

Social prescribing also known as community referral, is when GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals refer patients to a specific range of local, non-clinical services.

Because we now recognising that people’s health is determined primarily by a range of social, economic and environmental factors, social prescribing is a method of addressing people’s needs in a much more holistic way. It can also support individuals to take greater control of their own health.

As a voluntary and community cooperative, Glastonbury Healing Gardens is a perfect fit for Social Prescribing and as a Holistic Lifestyle Medicine facility as it is designed to support people with a wide range of social, emotional or practical needs, and we are focussed on improving all aspects of health including trauma informed mental, social and physical well-being.

Person Centred Healing ApproachThe relationship between people,
person-centred approaches,
Community and social based support of Healing Gardens
trauma informed holistic approach of Healing Waters
and the traditional health care model