Improving wellbeing and self-efficacy by social prescription

L. Morton*, M. Ferguson, F. Baty

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Social Prescribing links patients in the Primary Care setting with non-medical sources of community support.
The authors report the findings from an evaluation of the clinical effectiveness of a Social Prescribing initiative.
The initiative was developed in partnership between a Mental Health Psychology Department and a Council's Cultural Partnerships Team.
A series of free courses were offered to clients with mild to moderate mental health difficulties.
Finding indicate this approach can contribute to improvement in well-being, Self Efficacy and a reduction in anxiety and depression.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)286-289
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Public Health
Issue number3
Early online date2 Mar 2015
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015


  • social prescription
  • mental health
  • primary care
  • anxiety
  • depression


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