NHS London has launched a new social prescribing toolkit for stakeholders
Designed as a preventative model, the pathway will specifically support the needs of young people aged 11-25 years old who may be at risk of violence, promoting change on an individual and community level.
The traditional social prescribing approach enables GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer people to various non-clinical services to support their health and wellbeing. This specialist pathway focuses on young people and utilises the strengths of individuals who may have lived experience to connect with at risk young people and empower them to make better life choices. It is believed that this preventative approach is a key enabler in improving the lives of young people and the communities in which they live.
To help raise awareness of the new pathway and nurture support across the social prescribing landscape, NHS London would greatly appreciate your support in sharing information across your organisation and stakeholder networks.
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