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Social prescribing - new peer support hub

Social Prescribing Day (10 March) is an annual celebration of social prescribing, recognising link workers, local community groups, and projects providing support to improve health and wellbeing.  A wide range of individuals and organisations are sharing resources and hosting events.

Nottinghamshire Healthcare, the Transformation Team and Live Team recently featured in a GSP case study for Personal Personalised Care (Workforce including Social Prescribing) at NHSE&I.

Since opening in 2016 the Highbury Community Garden has proved to be a valuable resource for the Highbury Hospital community and the wider local community.  Since it opened the popularity and demand for sessions has grown with sessions now established for Adult Mental Health, Mental Health Services for Older People and Intellectial and Developmental Disabilities service users, both in-patient and community.

The garden is now a trusted green provider; part of the Greenspaces green social prescribing pilot in Nottinghamshire offering a safe and supportive gateway and step towards community resources with their weekly partnership sessions with Framework’s Nature in Mind engaging service users in nature-based activities for wellbeing.

They are also delighted to announce plans to launch a new peer group in April called the ‘Peer Support Hub’ which is provided in partnership with Green Space, the Green Social Prescribing Programme for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.   The Hub will focus on engaging people who are living with or supporting someone with early stage dementia or young onset dementia, with a strong emphasis on connection with local communities and accessing green spaces to support and empower people to live well with dementia and experience activities that are meaningful and purposeful.  

If you would like further information please contact the Live Team  0115 8542262



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