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.
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 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
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
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