During January – April 2019, Dudley CVS’s Integrated Plus service delivered a social prescribing peer learning programme for link workers around the country. The programme enabled existing link workers from across the East and West Midlands to connect with each other, share learning, successes, challenges and access training in areas such as motivational interviewing, mentoring and solution focused therapy.
25 staff from 9 organisations delivering social prescribing projects around the country attended the 10 day programme delivered over 3 months.
Participants shared that they had learnt:
- More about what social prescribing is
- Each other’s social prescribing models
- Different approaches to supporting people
- New techniques and coping strategies when working with vulnerable people
“Brilliant, invaluable, interesting and overall a fantastic and worthwhile training package” (participant who attended the programme)
“Spending time offering each other peer support has been incredibly invaluable” (participant who attended the programme)
For more information about the Integrated Plus service, please contact Kate Green on 01384 573381.
For National information and updates on social prescribing visit: https://www.socialprescribingnetwork.com/