Social Prescribing in Lewisham

One Health Lewisham is working with the Primary Care Networkto deliver a social prescribing service for people living in the borough of Lewisham. We do this with support from the voluntary and charity sector and local authority

“Finding community opportunities to improve your wellbeing and help you feel better”

Social Prescribing Support is still available during the Covid-19 Crisis

What is Social Prescribing?

The below Video from the Healthy London Partnership explains what Social Prescribing is.

Social prescribing helps to improve your wellbeing by connecting you to non-medical support in the community. This could mean connecting you to a an exercise class, bereavement counselling or a coffee morning for carers. You can also get support around social issues, such as debt management and employment support.

Many activities are now online. Or perhaps you need to complete an online form. We can connect you to digital support, to enable you to do this confidently.  

Examples of support include:

  • Making appointments for housing, benefits and financial advice
  • Healthy lifestyle advice and physical activity
  • Joining and attending social activities and clubs
  • Getting online and accessing digital support
  • Befriending, counselling, bereavement and peer support referrals
  • Finding employment, training and volunteering opportunities
  • Completing Blue Badge/Taxicard/Dial-a-Ride applications
  • Emotional support

Our support is free and for up to 12 weeks

—Self Refer to our Service—

To refer yourself or someone else to the service, please click here

When you have completed and submitted the form , one of our team members will give you a call to have a chat.

Or if you need to contact us

E: socialprescribing.lewisham@nhs.net

T: 07508 215139

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Self-Help Resources

Green social prescribing

Green social prescribing is about promoting health and wellbeing through social prescribing referrals to low carbon and environmentally responsible activities. In Lewisham OHL’s team of social prescribers actively refer people to become members of  local walking groups, the green gyms, gardening at Sydenham Garden, St Mary’s Therapeutic Garden and more . This is literally green, and is also of great benefit to the relevant patients, who benefit from social participation, interaction with other people, physical activity, and the enjoyment of gardening.

Lewisham’s model of social prescribing

One Health Lewisham is working with a digital social prescribing software, Elemental, to support social prescribers across Lewisham. The software helps to scale and measure the impact of social prescribing projects, whilst integrating with other NHS software, so that GP practices can monitor the progress of patients who have been referred into the service.

What the people we’ve helped have said about us

“It is so helpful to feel that one is not alone.”

“I really appreciate your support for my issues and give me hope. Thank you so much.”

“You have helped me so much…it brought a smile to my face.”

“Thank you for listening to me…I’ve not felt pressure…you’ve given me space to talk. I really appreciate that.”

“Thank you for your service, it’s something we really appreciate.”

“Thanks for all of your advice, I’m now getting out more each day.”

“Without you there, we’d be nowhere near where we are now.”

“I realise you’re working hard on my behalf, I really appreciate it.”

The Team and the Practices they Cover

Cat Kayam

Anita Kanani

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Lewisham Care Partnership PCN

Belmont Hill Surgery

Hilly Fields Medical Centre

Honor Oak Group Practice

Morden Hill Surgery

St John’s Medical Centre

Jocelia Nylander

Melita Barratt-Blake

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North Lewisham PCN

Amersham Vale Training Practice

Clifton Rise Family Practice

Deptford Medical Centre

Deptford Surgery

Grove Medical Centre

Kingfisher Medical Centre

New Cross Health Centre

Queens Road Partnership

Vesta Road Surgery

Natasha Rayasam

Leilah Mills

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Lewisham Alliance PCN

Burnt Ash Surgery

Lee Road Surgery

Lewisham Medical Centre

Nightingale Surgey

Triangle Group Practice

Woodlands Health Centre

Kwabena Osei-Kuffuor

Alia Zaman

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Aplos PCN

Sydenham Green Practice

The Vale Medical Centre

Wells Park Practice

Woolstone Medical Centre

Suzzette Powell

Oluranti Shotibi

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Sevenfields PCN

Downham Family Medical Practice

ICO Health Group – Boundfield Medical Centre

ICO Health Group – Chinbrook Road

ICO Health Group – Marvels Lane

ICO Medical Centre – Moorside Clinic

Novum Health Partnership – Rushey Green & Baring Road

Oakview Family Practice

Park View Surgery

Torridon Road Medical Practice

Contact Us

For general enquiries:

E: socialprescribing.lewisham@nhs.net

T: 07508 215139