Social prescribing is a way of connecting people to local activities, services and groups that can offer support for their health and wellbeing needs. The approach tries to address various social, emotional, and practical needs. The idea of social prescribing is to move away from prescribing medication/medical support and to try and signpost and connect people to social groups, community resources and 1-1 support that can benefit their wellbeing.
Children and young people's social prescribing is at the heart of the community and aims to connect young people to a variety of support groups and social groups. The young person will have a dedicated link worker assigned to them, who will be supporting them along the way as an added layer of support. The link worker will explore options available to them that will suit their needs and interests.
The Children and Young People Social Prescribing offer includes a variety of services that can offer Mentoring, Befriending, Social Skills Group, Talking Therapy, Mindfulness and after school clubs to support with the transition from year 6 to year 7. Further information about each of these services, and the organisations that deliver them, are below:
- Bexley Moorings Project – they offer the befriending service and the social skills group.
- Cribs – they offer unlimited mentoring.
- Little Fish Theatre Company – they run after school’s clubs to support young people with the transition from year 6 to year 7.
- Counselling Matters Bexley – offer talking therapy/mindfulness for young people.
If you are interested in other support available locally for children and young people to access, please see the link to the directory below.
If you would like more information on the services we can offer then please:
- call BVSC on 01322 524682 option 3
- or send us an email at email@example.com