Social prescribing is designed to support people with a wide range of social, emotional or practical needs, and many schemes are focused on improving mental health and physical wellbeing. Those who could benefit from social prescribing schemes include people with mild or long-term mental health problems, people with complex needs, people who are socially isolated and those with multiple long-term conditions who frequently attend either primary or secondary health care.  Schemes delivering social prescribing can involve a range of activities that are typically provided by voluntary and community sector organisations. Examples include volunteering, arts activities, group learning, gardening, befriending, cookery, healthy eating advice and a range of sports.  

(Source King’s Fund; What is Social Prescribing?)

If you are seeking local support from a voluntary sector organisation or group:

The voluntary sector in Conwy is enormous – around 3200 groups and organisations operating in the county. Many or even most of these can offer a response to health and wellbeing matters, ranging from medical condition focussed charities to local community focussed groups established to support identified needs within their area of operation.

It is widely recognised that finding an appropriate charity, group or support service can be very challenging and as such, specific support has been established to assist in navigation around the sector.

CVSC Community Support Hub

CVSC’s Community Support Hub is a positive and significant step in ensuring that Conwy’s residents have meaningful access to information, guidance and practical support from trusted providers throughout the area.

CVSC’s trained and knowledgeable staff members will be at hand to support residents wishing to gain information and support on a range of matters that affect their wellbeing.

Here at CVSC, we recognise the barriers people face in accessing information and support, so this isn’t yet another signposting service – we really are here to help. Just one call to our dedicated phone service is all it takes, to discover the full range of information, guidance and support offered by the voluntary and community sector and how it can benefit your own wellbeing.

Conwy West Community Navigation Service

A local navigation service established by Conwy West Cluster, comprising of the 12 GP practices covering the communities of Penrhyn Bay, Llandudno, Llanfairfechan, Conwy, Llanrwst, Betws y Coed and Cerrigydrudion. Access to this service can be made via your GP surgery or directly via:

Telephone: 01492 817121

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The following are useful links to sources of information:- - a national directory of services created by the voluntary sector for the voluntary sector . - a directory of services, operated by the Local Government Data Unit – Wales (Data Cymru) on behalf of the Welsh LocLocal Government Association.

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