The Trust’s Social Prescribing Service helps service users to focus on improving their wellbeing through meeting new people and trying new activities in their local community. This is a non-medical, non-urgent service.

Social Prescribing can support with; social opportunities, volunteering, confidence building, linking in with community groups and much more.

Social Prescribing is a free service and can be accessed by Tameside and Glossop residents who are 18 years and over.

Tameside’s Social Prescribing team, is here to support individuals to focus on improving their wellbeing, through meeting new people and trying new activities in the local community, over a period up to 24 weeks.

The team work with Tameside residents to help devise wellbeing plans and co-produce goals specific to each individual, their circumstance and interests.

They can work with Tameside residents who are 18 years or over who may be experiencing the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Loss of confidence
  • Low mood
  • Loneliness
  • Life changing events such as bereavement, new born, retirement
  • Long term health conditions
  • Poor health linked to housing
  • Challenges with finances, work or relationships

See how Social Prescribing supported Tameside resident Jane.

Glossop’s Social Prescribing Team provides comprehensive information, advice and support to help people remain healthy and living independently for as long as possible. The service builds on an individual’s strengths and resilience and helps them identify and develop the positive aspects of their lives.

The Team supports clients one to one, using person centred approaches to create a supportive plan which includes setting realistic and achievable goals and actions to help clients manage their own health and wellbeing. For many individuals this involves linking them up with local groups, activities and services. 

The Social Prescribing Team can work with Glossop residents who are 18 years and above and may be experiencing;

  • Loneliness
  • Social isolation
  • Bereavement
  • Debt
  • Housing difficulties
  • Unemployment
  • Lifestyle issues
  • Relationship problems
  • Poor mental or physical health challenges and much more.

To access the service the user must be aged 18 years or above and live or have a GP in Tameside or Glossop.

Health professionals can refer service users into the service.

Self referral

You can self-refer yourself into Social Prescribing.

Action Together (Tameside residents): self-referral form

The Bureau (Glossop residents): self-referral form

Information for healthcare professionals

Health professionals in Tameside and Glossop who are looking to refer somebody into Social Prescribing should contact pcca@tgh.nhs.uk.