Social Prescribing

  • David Wong
  • June 13, 2018

Support offered by our Peer Support Link Worker who is a young person themselves.

We offer Social Prescribing to young people aged 11-16 in Camden. This offer is part of a one-year Camden-wide pilot service. Please see Brandon Centre website, who offers the programme for 16 – 24. 

Along with Brandon Centre and The Hive, we are three services working together – in partnership with local schools, colleges and other services – supporting individual young people to identify and access community activities to improve their mental and /or physical wellbeing. 

What is Social Prescribing?

Social Prescribing aims to boost general wellbeing, using a non-clinical approach. Each young person can be linked in to local community activities and services of their personal choice, which in turn can improve general health and wellbeing. Activities could include (for example) fitness and sport, creative arts, music production, fashion and beauty, performing arts, cooking and baking, film and animation, photography.

Who is it for?

Social Prescribing can help young people who may be feeling low, anxious, stressed, lonely, isolated, or lacking confidence to make friends. We can support any young person who is experiencing low-to-moderate mental health needs, or physical health needs, to access a range of creative, social and sporting activities in the local community.

How the support is offered?

We like to meet young people in groups or we can meet 1-2-1 if needed to find out about their situation, and explore what activities young people might like to pursue for health and wellbeing. 

The support is free to access and we aim to cover all costs of any activities young people would like to access. 

Once a young person has been supported to identify activities they might want to access, we can arrange, and offer to accompany the young person to any activity or service if they want that extra support the first few times they go.

Up to 6 sessions can be offered, depending on the young person’s needs. We will check in with each young person on a regular basis (face to face, over the phone, via text message) to review how they are getting on and make sure they are OK.

How to access Social Prescribing support?

If you would like to find out more, ask any questions or refer a young person to the programme, please contact on email or telephone 0207 388 7399.


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