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What is Social Precribing

Social Prescribing is a means for local agencies - including doctors, pharmacies, multi-disciplinary teams, hospital discharge teams, job centres & social care services. to refer patients to a link worker who will spend time focusing on what matters to patients.  Police, fire service, housing associations and allied health professional can also refer. Importantly patients can self refer if aged 18 and over - and living and working across the Humber , Coast and Vale area.

Social Prescribing works for a wide range of people including those with long-term conditions, patients needing support with their mental health, people who feel lonely or isolated or patients with complex social needs which affect their well-being.

Taking a complete approach to health and well-being, people can be connected  to statutory services and local groups for both practical and emotional support.  


Action Towards Inclusion

In the East Riding and Selby district, Action Towards Inclusion programme provides you with your own Work Recovery Coach who will work with you to understand any problems you face. 

Together we’ll find out how to overcome them so that you can get where you want to be, supported all the way.

Connect to Support:  East Riding

Connect to Support East Riding connects people to a variety of support and community groups. Their website contains links for people looking for dining centres, entertainment and leisure, support groups, supported holidays, community resources, befriending services, arts & crafts, religious groups, daytime opportunities, fitness and exercise and more


u3a is a UK-wide collection of 1000+ locally-run interest groups that provide opportunities for those no longer in full-time work to come together and learn for fun.

They  have a wide range of interest group activities available on their website including family history Please click below to see what the Howden & District Group offers.


CallER Collective

Isolated residents in the East Riding of Yorkshire can reach out to a volunteer through CallER Collective for support during this difficult time for a friendly chat to help combat loneliness.  

 CallER Collective is also offering support to BAME Communities through CallER Collective.

Citizens Advice Bureau

We can all face problems that seem complicated or intimidating. At Citizens Advice we believe no one should have to face these problems without good quality, independent advice. That’s why we’re here: to give people the knowledge and the confidence they need to find their way forward - whoever they are, and whatever the  problem.

carers UK

Caring will affect us all at some point in our lives. We'll be here for you when that happens. With your help, we can be there for the 6,000 people who start looking after someone each day. Our expert telephone advice and support service is here if you want to talk about caring. If you're looking for answers, our online information and support is the best place to start.

Mental Health Emergencies

If you or a loved one are experiencing a mental health crisis, you can call a local NHS mental health helpline for 24-hour advice and support.

You can call for yourself, your child, your parent or someone you care for. If someone's life is at risk or they cannot be kept safe, call 999 or go to A&E.

Humber Family Connections

Humber Family Connections is a 12 week group programme for
the ‘supporters’ of individuals who present with difficulties that might be diagnosable as ‘borderline’ or ‘emotionally unstable’ personality disorder. This might be that person’s parent, sibling, partner, friend, son, daughter etc.

The programme is available to anyone registered with a GP in Hull or East Riding CCG areas. The supporter needs to be 18+ years old, but the age of the person they are supporting can be anything.

The supporter can attend the programme irrespective of whether
the supportee is in mental health services or not. The supportee does not attend Family Connections- it is to support the supporters in their own wellbeing and in learning skills themselves. The supportee won’t be informed of the supporter’s attendances, or vice versa.

You can self-refer by completing the form on the website

Mental Health

Whether you have concerns about your own health or that of another, helplines can provide expert advice and support. See also our Contacts page for local resources. NHS111 also has access to a huge database of helplines and  resources. Ring 111 24/7

Anxiety UK

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Mens Health Forum

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Bipolar UK

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Mental Health Forum

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Gambling Helpline

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Every Mind Matters

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Narcotics Anon

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Cruise Bereavement

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OCD Action

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Young Minds

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Alzheimers Society

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Humber Health Apps

Humber Coast and Vale have reviewed thousands of health apps, so you can find the best

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