What is Social Prescribing?
A social prescriber offers non-clinical support to patients to empower them to take greater control over their health and wellbeing by setting goals, and addressing problems and issues that the individual brings to the conversation. This gives the individual the opportunity to talk about what really matters to them.
The social prescribers role is to empower the individual to access relevant resources or services within the community.
Our social prescriber
Our social prescriber at Monifieth Medical Practice is Scott Duncan (from Voluntary Action Angus).
We also have Penumbra Peer Support Mental Health workers at the practice from Monday to Friday (also all day).
How can a social presciber help?
Here are some examples of what your social prescriber can assist with:
- Social isolation and loneliness
- Emotional wellbeing
- Healthy lifestyle choices
- Getting out and about
- Life changing events such as birth, retirement and bereavement
- Long term health conditions
- Loss of confidence/purpose
- Poor health linked to housing or
- Struggling with financial issues accessing work, training or volunteering
- Accessing work, training or volunteering
Read more in our social prescribing leaflet.
Please call reception on 01382 534301 for an appointment.
Monifieth Medical Practice is proud to have provided personal medical care to the majority of the residents of Monifieth, in Angus, Scotland, since the 1960s.
Our aim is to provide a range of high quality, patient-centric, primary health care services delivered by committed and well-trained staff.