Social Prescribing Portsmouth


Social Prescribing is a way of linking people who commonly access Primary Care settings with non-medical sources of support within their community. It provides a more holistic response to people’s needs, to improve people’s wellbeing and health, and impacts the wider determinants of health such as debt and housing.

From Monday 5 November 2018, The new YOU Trust service – Social Prescribing Portsmouth will be launched to support people who are experiencing financial pressures, social isolation or lack of confidence which is adversely affecting their health and wellbeing.

Any member of staff within GP Practices can refer, as well as Community Nurses, Community Matrons, Mental Health Services, Physiotherapists, MSK, Talking Change, Occupational Therapists, Health Visitors, School nurses, Acute Visiting Service, Hospital staff (for Portsmouth residents), Long Term Condition Hubs and Community Health services.

As a health professional you can refer via your normal referral route, or download the referral form here and send it securely to

For more information on how Social Prescribing Portsmouth can help your patients please get in touch, and we would be happy to come and speak to your team.

Address: The YOU Trust Community Services Office, Carnegie Library, Fratton Rd, Portsmouth PO1 5EZ

Phone: 023 9206 5504