Essential Skills and Knowledge for Social Prescribing Link Workers

This training is specially designed for recently employed link and early career link workers to gain an understanding of a broad range of topics that relate to social prescribing. There is considerable opportunity for reflection, discussion, sharing of knowledge and experiences.

It is delivered by our lead social prescribing trainer, with over eight years experience as a link worker, manager and trainer, together with other experienced link workers/trainers.

This training is composed of 3 x 3hr live sessions + 1 pre-recorded tutorials which is released for viewing a week ahead of the first live session.

Topics covered

  • Supporting vulnerable people, establishing rapport and expectations, supporting clients with complex and multiple issues and needs
  • Strengths based approaches, behaviour change, coaching conversations and motivational interviewing techniques
  • Link worker resilience, reflective practice, peer support, co-consulting and professional development


If you would like to commission this training for a whole team, such as for a team of social prescribing link workers, or a primary care team including, care navigators, care coordinators, health and wellbeing coaches, community navigators and other similar roles.

To discuss how we might support your team or if you have any questions please email

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