MS Angling and Education are a 'Get Fishing for Wellbeing - Approved' delivery partner of the Angling Trust. We continue to work closely with the NHS, Health Service Professionals and Social Prescribing Link Workers providing high quality experiences for all clients we come into contact with.
Anyone who has been fishing will know how beneficial angling is at boosting mental health and wellbeing.
The Angling Trust are championing a number of quality assured organisations in the North of England which includes MS Angling and Education to Health Service Professionals and Social Prescribing Link Workers so that consistently high-quality experiences and benefits of angling activity can be prescribed to people with mental health and wellbeing needs.
Information regarding our latest projects being delivered can be found on our social media site X (Twitter) @MSmed4. To get involved or for further information, please contact Mark Smedley at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Social Prescribing?
Many things can affect our health and wellbeing – and sometimes these problems cannot be fixed just by medicine or visiting a doctor. That’s where social prescribing comes into play by connecting people to practical and emotional community support, through social prescribing Link Workers based in GP practices. In this way, social prescribing provides people with greater control over their healthcare in a way that suits them, and it can especially help people who:
- have one or more long-term conditions
- need support with their mental health
- are lonely or isolated
- have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing
Source: National Academy for Social Prescribing – www.socialprescribingacademy.org.uk
In Summary: Social prescribing links people to activities that are typically provided by voluntary and community sector organisations, for example, volunteering, arts activities, group learning, gardening, befriending, cookery, healthy eating advice and a range of sports and pastimes, including angling.