12 Dec 2017
The third sector is to be invited to submit funding bids to run a mental health-focused social prescribing pilot.
Welsh Government describe social prescribing as ways of linking
people to community-based, non-medical support. They are looking
for bids that:
- are based on a link worker model, accepting referrals from a
variety of sources including primary care;
- operate in at least two distinct pilot areas, including the
- include a robust independent evaluation as part of the
- are developed in collaboration, for instance with health,
social care or other third sector partners.
An application form and guidance notes have now been published
and are available
here. Funding is expected to begin from 1 April 2018.
Welsh Government's mental health priorities are set out