DLR Social Prescribing for Health and Wellbeing

What would it be like to have support to improve your health and wellbeing? Are you interested in trying something new or in accessing supports? Would you like to connect with others?

Social Prescribing is about supporting the health and wellbeing of people by helping them to connect with local, community-based activities as well as national and online supports. Covid-19 has changed the way that many supports and activities can be accessed, but there is still a wide variety of options available right now.

The Social Prescribing Team will talk to you about what activities interest you or what supports you may need and will then assist you in availing of these activities (in line with current social distancing guidelines).

Who is it for?

The programme is for you if you feel that you need some support to mind your health and wellbeing or if you feel isolated, stressed, anxious or depressed. Using resources within the community or specific Covid-19 supports may help you to feel more connected during this difficult time and it may support you in minding your mental and physical health.

Could you benefit from this Service?

For further enquiries please contact our Social Prescribing Team: Lisa Sieger-Jamison (Ph: 087 737 0372 / email: lisa.sieger@sspship.ie) or Eileen Barry (Ph: 087 356 3035 / email: eileen.barry@sspship.ie). The service is available through Self-referral and participating GPs in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown.

Benefits from Participating in Social Prescribing

Provides you with opportunities to:

  • 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

Examples of Activities / Supports you could link in with:

  • Physical Activity Classes
  • Arts & Creativity Classes
  • Self-Help Supports
  • Learning New Skills
  • Support Groups & Support to access Services
  • Volunteering
  • Participate in Community Groups 

To find out more please contact our Social Prescribing Co-ordinator

Lisa Sieger-Jamison
Email: lisa.sieger@sspship.ie
Phone: 087 737 0372

Airfield Estate and Aventine Gardens are offering a free 8-week gardening programme that offers an opportunity for social interaction. It will benefit people who are finding it difficult to re-engage and are experiencing isolation, following Covid-19. The course will examine basic gardening concepts and offer a social, hands-on experience.

Please check the attached flyer for details on how to book a place. The DLR Social Prescribing Programme for Health & Wellbeing can take bookings for this or interested candidates can self-refer. The course will start on Oct 5th and will run until Nov 23rd and there are two course slots available, one from 10-12am or another in the afternoon from 2-4pm.

Please feel free to contact Lisa on 087 737 0372 or Airfield directly using the contact details provided on the flyer.