Social Prescribing

Social Prescribing helps people aged 18+ to address: social, emotional and practical needs by connecting them to sources of support within their community to improve their health & well-being. 

Social Prescribing enables a GP or Primary Health Care professional to refer patients who suffer from social isolation, low mood, mild depression, long term conditions or physical inactivity to community support and activities.

These can include:

Social clubs | Physical activities |Arts & crafts | Counselling |Peer support groups | Advice & guidance | Volunteering groups 

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Clanrye Group are members of the Southern Healthy Living Centre Alliance and have recently appointed Claire Convery to the role of Social Prescribing Co-Ordinator for Southern area.  Social Prescribing enables GP’s to refer their patients to a range of non-medical activities and services which recognises a social model of health.  It offers people a new way of achieving well-being by promoting a proactive relationship between the person, health service and community.  Social Prescribing interventions can include gardening, stress classes, physical activity, volunteering, walking or even joining a choir.


“I am delighted to have been appointed as the social prescribing coordinator in the Southern Trust Area.  I have over 10 years’ experience in community development work here in the Newry, Mourne & Down District Council area.  Last year we attended the Physical Activity Conference in Armagh City Hotel and were inspired to see the positive impact Social Prescribing was having across the water.  Clanrye Group have worked so hard alongside the HLC to bring this service to our community.  I feel honoured to be a part of rolling it out here in Newry.” Claire Convery – Social Prescribing Co ordinator , Clanrye Group.  

For more information on Social Prescribing in your area please contact Claire on 028 3089 8119 or 

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