Social Prescribing

Supporting the health
and wellbeing of people

What is Social Prescribing?

Social Prescribing is about supporting the health and wellbeing of people through spending time linking a person into local activities.

The Social Prescriber will meet with you and spend time talking to you about what activities interest you, explore hobbies and options with you and the benefits of participating in them, and will assist and support you in attending these activities. Social Prescribing involves linking a person into community based activities and supports such as exercise, art, reading volunteering and gardening.


How it Works . .

Your GP or other clinician will refer you to the Social Prescribing Coordinator if you are suitable for the programme or you can self-refer.
The Coordinator will meet with you to discuss your needs and the various Social Prescribing options available.
You will begin your chosen activity with support.
The Coordinator will keep in contact and meet with you after a number of sessions to discuss how you are getting on and your interest in continuing with your new activity.

Who is it for?

Over 18’s men and women. The programme is for you if you feel you need some support to mind your health and wellbeing or if you feel isolated, stressed, anxious, lonely, depressed or enjoy company with others. Using resources within the community will help you to benefit from meeting other people or taking part in a new activity.

What can you benefit from it?


  • Learn a New Skill or participate in a New Activity
  • Improve your Mental and Physical Health
  • Meet New People
  • Receive Social Support from Others
  • Increase Self-confidence and Self-esteem
  • Become involved in your community

Talk to us today to find a group or activity which best suits your interests. We work in conjunction with a wide variety of groups and clubs.

Some of the Social Prescribing options in the Listowel Area include

  • Men’s shed
  • Walking Groups
  • Book Clubs
  • Support to Access services
  • Active Retirement Groups
  • Social Clubs and Activities Groups
  • Self Help Groups
  • Volunteering
  • Women’s groups

…and many many more

What happens next…

If you are interested in participating in the Social Prescribing for Health and Wellbeing Programme, talk to your GP or other Health Professional or contact the Social Prescribing Coordinator to find out more.

Linking you with sources of support within the community

    • Physical Activities
    • Arts & Crafts
    • Self-help
    • Learning New Skills
    • Support Groups
    • Community Support

Call us today for further information that you may require on our Social Prescribing Programme!

Listowel Family Resource Centre: (068) 23584

Social Prescribing Coordinator: (087) 4132 521.