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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?

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 8 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 –

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

January 2021

“Dear Kwabena, You are an angel from the sky. I don’t know how to express my gratitude. Thank you so much for emailing Medical team for me. I had so terrible days due to anxiety, still struggle with insomnia…When I saw your email to medical team my faith came back. You truly are a kind and supportive man. I wish everything good to come back to you. Whatever happens I will be forever grateful.”

“I have come to the accommodation I want to say thank you so much I am safe and warm I have a nice bed better than hostel”

“Since I been talking to you I’ve got my head out of my ass lol x Thanks for all your help Xxx”

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

“I’m in touch with the lending library…they will deliver. Thanks very much indeed.”

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

‘Leilah, just a quick note to say your name and support came up in a recent workshop around the support you gave a client through Covid was really transformational to their life. Wonderful to hear this feedback from patients.’

February 2021

“Cat was just amazing. She helped me so much in finding out ways how to get benefits contacts, support for my daughter and wife, always listened to me, cared, and was very patient with me.”

“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.”

“Thanks, Suzzette, for the guidance, patience and support given.”

“You’ve got a really friendly voice”

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

“Thanks for your support, Jocelia. I am very happy that my application was approved by SCAIT.”

“Once again, I literally cannot thank you enough for the time and effort you have given me over the last few months.”

The Team and the Practices they Cover

Kat Kayum

Sophie Thomas

Jonathan Pollock

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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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Deptford Medical Centre
Deptford Surgery
Grove Medical Centre
Mornington Surgery
New Cross Health Centre
Queens Rd Partnership
Amersham Vale Training Practice
Clifton Rise Family Practice
Kingfisher Medical Centre
Rushey Green Group Practice
Vesta Road Surgery

Natasha Rayasam

Leilah Mills

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Burnt Ash Surgery
Lee Road Surgery
Lewisham Medical Centre
Nightingale Surgery
Triangle Group Practice
Woodlands Health Centre

Ifeoma Olisa-Parkinson
Kwabena Osei-Kuffuor
Alia Zaman

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Sydenham Green Group Practice
The Vale Medical Centre
Wells Park Practice
Woolstone Medical Centre

Suzzette Powell

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Downham Family Medical Practice
ICO Health Group – Boundfield Medical Centre
ICO Health Group – Chinbrook Road Surgery
ICO Health Group – Marvels Lane Surgery
ICO Health Group – Moorside Clinic
Novum Health Partnership
Oakview Family Practice
Park View Surgery
Torridon Road medical Practice

Contact Us

For general enquiries:

E: socialprescribing.lewisham@nhs.net

T: 07508 215139

To contact a specific Link Worker:

alia.zaman@onehealthlewisham.co.uk

cat.kayum@onehealthlewisham.co.uk

ifeoma.olisa-parkinson@onehealthlewisham.co.uk

jocelia.nylander@onehealthlewisham.co.uk

jonathan.pollock@onehealthlewisham.co.uk

Kwabena.osei-kuffuor@onehealthlewisham.co.uk

leilah.mills@onehealthlewisham.co.uk

melita.barrett-blake@onehealthlewisham.co.uk

natasha.rayasam@onehealthlewisham.co.uk

sophie.thomas@onehealthlewisham.co.uk

suzzette.powell@onehealthlewisham.co.uk