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Categories Adult Social Care, Social prescribing
Resource type Report
Publishing body Department of Health and Social Care

Exploring perceptions of green social prescribing among clinicians and the public

Exploring perceptions Research

Social prescribing link workers (and other trusted professionals in allied roles) connect people to community groups and agencies for practical and emotional support, based on a ‘what matters to you’ conversation.

Preventing and tackling mental ill-health through green social prescribing is a cross-government project that was launched in October 2020. By effectively implementing GSP, the project aims to:

  • improve mental health outcomes
  • reduce health inequalities
  • reduce demand on the health and social care system
  • develop best practice at a local level