Your prescription to a healthy, happy lifestyle.
Social Prescribing is an innovative way of improving health and well being outcomes for the community.
It will soon be available at our Deer Park campus.
Many things affect your health and well being and they can’t be fixed by medicine alone.
It could include things like not eating well, finding it hard to exercise, wanting to quit a habit that is making you feel bad, struggling with child care or parenting, housing or legal issues, feeling lonely or wanting to connect to people with similar interests.
A Social Prescription might help you and could be anything from joining a local community group, exercise group or parenting support, to receiving legal or financial help.
How does it work?
Your GP can refer you to the Social Prescribing program or you can get in touch yourself directly.
A community link worker can then talk to you about your well being and put you in touch with community groups or services to help you achieve your goals.
How can you get support?
From July 2019 Social Prescribing will be a free service available through IPC Health in Brimbank.
Social Prescribing is a partnership program delivered by IPC Health with the North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network, Australian Health Policy Collaboration at Victoria University and Brimbank City Council which will be piloted at our Deer Park campus.