Did you know that you can visit your GP practice for much more than just medical advice?

Our Community Link Workers can help you to improve your mental and physical health by providing support and information on a wide range of issues, including managing stress, local activities and support groups, employment, a healthy lifestyle, alcohol and drugs and living with health conditions.

Statistics show that at least one in four people see their doctor for social problems and welfare advice. For these people, social prescribing can help to improve quality of life, emotional state and general wellbeing, as well as reducing levels of depression and anxiety. Social prescribing can also play an important role in tackling many of the social causes of ill health and provide support to patients living with chronic diseases.

We’re supporting Social Prescribing Day 2019 (14 March) to raise awareness of community link workers in North Ayrshire and highlight the benefits of linking into community supports.

Community link workers visit all GP practices in North Ayrshire at least once a week. If you’d like to make an appointment, call or visit your local GP practice.

If you’d like to know more or have a chat with a community link worker, we’ll be out in community venues.

Thursday 14 March 2019:
The Portal (10am–2pm)
Bridgegate House (9.30am–12pm, 1.30pm–4pm)
Dregorn Library (2pm–4.30pm)
Fullarton Connexions (3.30pm–5.30pm)
Brodick Library (11am–1pm)
Breath of Heaven, Millport (10am–3pm)

Friday 15 March 2019 :
Fullarton Hub (1pm–3pm)
Ardrossan Library (10am–1pm)