Training in social prescribing

These training courses are designed for link workers and people in working various disciplines to understand the fundamentals of social prescribing, whether you have experience or not.

You can book as an individual or benefit from group discounts. Most of the courses are currently delivered online, but this is subject to change. Please see the individual course for more detail.

Social Prescribing at the Bromley by Bow Centre

Over the past decade the Bromley by Bow Centre has worked extensively to support the development and growth of social prescribing nationally and internationally. The Bromley by Bow Social Prescribing scheme consists of a general practice based social prescribing scheme serving, since 2012, a primary care network (PCN) of six GP practices with 58,000 registered patients. Our social prescribing team of eight includes specialist mental health, young people and welfare advice specialist link workers, alongside generalist and rapid response link workers.

Our social prescribing training team draws on many years of experience as social prescribing link workers, scheme managers and as trainers. All our trainers continue to act as link workers or supervise link workers. Our training is grounded in the current realities of social prescribing, on-going developments in Primary Care and Primary Care Networks, and draws on best and innovative practice at Bromley by Bow and across the UK.

Bromley by Bow is a founding member of the National Social Prescribing Network and we are Social Prescribing Regional Facilitators for London for NHS England and Healthy London Partnership.

 

Introduction to Social Welfare Advice & Welfare Benefits, money management and fuel poverty for Link Workers

This course will improve understanding of social welfare advice needs and the welfare benefits system, and money management and fuel poverty issues facing their client. Additional fourth session led by an experienced financial inclusion worker added to help link workers to support their clients in the cost of living crisis. 

Delivered online

Please contact us if you are interested in studying or commissioning this course dan.hopewell@nhs.net

 

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Trauma, Bereavement and Mental Health Training for Link Workers and other Frontline Workers

This training is for staff in health and community settings who are working with and supporting clients who have suffered from trauma, bereavement, and/or mental health issues.

Delivered online

Please contact us if you are interested in studying or commissioning this course dan.hopewell@nhs.net

 

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Essential Skills and Knowledge for Social Prescribing Link Workers

This training is designed for recently appointed and early career social prescribing link workers to gain an understanding of a broad range of essential topics that relate to social prescribing.

Delivered online.

Please contact us if you are interested in studying or commissioning this course dan.hopewell@nhs.net

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Social Prescribing Essentials for Frontline Staff

This training is intended for a wide range of organisations (such as housing associations, community centres and others), and staff who are interested in adopting social prescribing approaches when supporting their clients. 

Delivered online.

Please contact us if you are interested in studying or commissioning this course dan.hopewell@nhs.net

 

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Certificate in Social Prescribing

This nationally accredited full L3 course is suitable for all social prescribing link workers, particularly those who are more experienced, or are emerging leaders of social prescribing. The course is accredited on the National Qualifications Framework and by the Personalised Care Institute.

Delivered online

New courses starting throughout the year.

Please contact us if you are interested in studying or commissioning this course dan.hopewell@nhs.net