Young Persons Social Prescribing – Peterborough

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Young Persons Social Prescribing is a part of personalised care connecting young people from age 11 to 17 with activities, groups and services in their community to meet social and emotional needs, which can impact their health and wellbeing.

What to expect

Dawn Farey is Peterborough’s Young Persons Social Prescriber. She works with young people age 11 – 17 (inclusive) who need support with:

  • anxiety
  • low mood
  • loneliness
  • low confidence
  • experiences of bullying
  • exercise
  • healthy eating
  • isolation
  • caring responsibilities
  • career ideas
  • attending groups
  • finding hobbies and interests

Dawn works with the young person to create a “personalised support plan” – setting goals to work towards and things they can do to get there.

When a referral is made, Dawn talks to the young person to get to know them and assess their needs, and find out if they want to work with her. The number of meetings after this is open to what the young person needs.

If the young person is younger than 16 years old, parental consent is required.

More information

Anyone can refer: a parent, an organisation, or the young person themselves (but parental consent is needed if you are under age 16).

You can get to the referral page here or point your phone’s camera at this QR code – both of these take you to the Joy social prescribing platform, where you click on the ‘Make a referral button’ (you don’t need to have a Joy account).

QR code for referral

Here is a map that shows the boarders of the City of Peterborough for people who are eligible for this service:

Map of Peterborough

This is a free service.

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