Social Inclusion Office, Community Services, County Clinic, Letterkenny
+353 (0)74 9123757

Working in Partnership for a Healthy Donegal

Donegal Social Prescribing

for Health & Wellbeing

What is Social Prescribing?

Social Prescribing is about supporting the health and wellbeing of people by using community-based activities and supports, such as exercise, art, reading and gardening. There may also be an opportunity to attend self-help sessions such as stress control.

The Social Prescribing Co-ordinator will talk to you about what activities interest you, the benefits of participating in them and will assist and support you in attending these activities.

Social Prescribing helped me regain my confidence and now my anxiety is not as bad

Paul

Who is it for? Everyone!

The programme is for you if you feel that you need some support to mind your health and wellbeing or if you feel lonely, stressed, anxious or depressed. Using resources within the community will help you to benefit from meeting other people or taking part in a new activity.

Benefits from Participating in Social Prescribing

Social Prescribing provides you with new opportunities to:

  • Learn a new skill/revisit an old hobby
  • Improve your health and wellbeing
  • Meet new people
  • Increase self confidence and self-esteem
  • Become involved in your community

“I was surprised to learn how many activities were available in my area”

Mary

How We Support You

  • Discuss issues you’re facing
  • Explore what is important for you
  • Find local activities and services
  • Give you support to access them

How it Works

  1. Your GP or other health professional will refer you to the Social Prescribing Co-ordinator or you can refer yourself.
  2. The Co-ordinator will meet you to discuss your needs and the various Social Prescribing options available.
  3. You begin your chosen activity with support from your Co-ordinator.
  4. The Co-ordinator will make contact with you after a number of sessions to discuss how you are getting on.

The advice and support I got helped me through a tough time

John

What Happens Next?

If you are interested in participating in the Social Prescribing for Health and Wellbeing Programme, talk to your GP or other Health Professional or contact the Social Prescribing Co-Ordinator in your area to find out more.

Social Prescribing Donegal Contacts

Ardara/Glenties
Caroline Barrett
(087) 365 2577
spcarolinebarrett@protonmail.com

Bunbeg/Derrybeg
Andrea Laux
(087) 094 5245
spgaothdobhair@gmail.com

Derryveagh (Creeslough / Dunfanaghy / Cloughaneely)
Bernadette McFadden
(086) 076 6670
spcderryveagh@gmail.com

Donegal Town/Pettigo
Caroline Barrett
(087) 365 2577
spcarolinebarrett@protonmail.com

Inishowen
Carmel Gallagher
(086) 040 6950
carmel@inishowen.ie

Killybegs/Kilcar/Glen
Caroline Barrett
(087) 365 2577
spcarolinebarrett@protonmail.com

Letterkenny
Edel McBrearty
(083) 133 5700
letterkennysp@yahoo.ie

Lifford/Castlefinn
Mary McDermott
(089) 458 9663
socialprescriberlifford@gmail.com

Moville
Ann Doherty
(089) 431 8831
annjdoherty3@gmail.com

Rosses/Fintown
Breege Ward
(087) 151 1855
rossessocialprescribing@gmail.com 

Swilly/Mulroy/Fanad
Lesley Newberry
(089) 215 7232
frspcoordinator@gmail.com 

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FREE HSE Living Well Programme: Developing self-management skills for adults with long term health conditionsLiving Well (LW) is a free programme for adults with long term health conditions such as diabetes, COPD, heart conditions, stroke, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, chronic pain, inflammatory bowel disease and many others. It can also be a support to those living with COVID-19 symptoms extending beyond six months ...
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