Social Prescribing for health and wellbeing


The Bromley by Bow Centre is one of the early pioneers of social prescribing, a service that is now available across London and in many parts of the UK.

Health and wellbeing are affected by many factors. Our social prescribing link workers can give you time to explore issues and challenges, discuss what’s important to you and they can link you with services and activities to support you in your local community.

Download our Social prescribing leaflet

When & where?

Ask your GP or practice nurse for a referral, or contact us directly in confidence.

Who is it for?

Anyone over 18 registered with medical practices; Bromley by Bow, St Andrew’s, St Paul’s Way, Wellington Way and XX Place.


07496 283141 or 07928 809935

What is Social Prescribing?

A man visits a link worker

Many of life’s problems can make you feel unwell.

Social prescribing enables a GP, nurse or other healthcare professional to refer you to a specialist link worker to talk about the issues you’re facing and find the right services to support you.

The service helps you improve your health and wellbeing and to make positive life changes.

  • Housing, benefits, financial and advice
  • Employment, training and volunteering
  • Education and learning
  • Healthy lifestyle advice and physical activity
  • Arts, gardening, creative activities
  • Befriending, counselling and groups

The next steps

Just ask someone at your GP Practice to make a referral. This is quick and easy.  Or make a self-referral by contacting us directly using the details above.

Our Rapid Response social prescribing service is available to support urgent and crisis situations.