Social Prescribing

The Dorset Self-Management Service – Social Prescribing Team

For many people, circumstances beyond the purely medical such as fatigue, grief, isolation, loneliness, finances, their role as a Carer in addition to health conditions such as anxiety, depression and pain can give rise to additional worries, issues and needs.  The Social Prescribing Team aim to support people with health conditions and Carers providing free and confidential sessions for you to discuss what is important to you and what steps you can take to feel more in control of your health and wellbeing.  Please see the attached “Dorset Self-Management Service” leaflet for further information.  To make an appointment with one of the team please contact the LQMC Reception team, alternatively if you would like to self-refer please telephone 0300 111 3303 or visit the website

The term ‘social prescribing’ is used to describe a service which supports people to access a range of non-medical services and activities in their local area.

Social prescribing can help people with different social, emotional or practical needs to find the right support and improve their health and wellbeing.

The service can help you:

  • Get support to improve your physical health.
  • Find employment or volunteering opportunities or learn a new skill.
  • Tackle money, housing, work or benefits issues.
  • Cope with a particular condition or difficulty.
  • Access ways of improving your emotional wellbeing such as befriending schemes, peer support or arts and leisure activities.

Contact your Practice to find out more.