The Social Prescription
The health care system is in an exciting time. Health professionals are being given the tools and resources to give non-clinical tools to their patients. The recognition that most people's health and wellbeing are dependent upon social, economic, and environmental factors empowers primary care givers to support individuals to take greater control of their own health. Calling on link-workers to find community resources and connections.
At the Community Gardens of Matara we have spent over 25 years exploring health and wellbeing through connection to nature. We have recently become a Community Interest Company becoming a true community resource in the South Gloucestershire area serving Bristol, Bath, Stroud, Tetbury and the everywhere in-between and beyond. Our Community Gardens aim to reconnect people and nature through volunteer gardening programs, rewilding, education, and events as well as being a place to come and reflect and explore.
Whether you are a GP, a clinic manager, a link worker, a community referral, or a nurse, we welcome you to invite your patients to the Community Gardens at Matara to walk, volunteer, join a meditation, or an upcoming workshop or retreat.
What Social Prescribing gives to GP's
As someone who is a primary care giver we also invite you to come to Matara. We have a series of retreats dedicated to primary care givers that offer opportunity to recoup, regroup and rejuvenate yourselves. Many of these retreats are at little to no cost.