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Wellbeing (31) - National Association of Link Workers monthly newsletter

April 12, 2019


As part of our service commitment to promoting and supporting individual and community wellbeing in the County,  we share the information below with you.If you believe this is a priority area for further discussion at DVSC’s Wellbeing network meetings do let us know. In the meantime, please read on, and make your views known. If you want to find out more about infoengine, a platform developed by the third sector for the third sector, then visit our infoengine page.







1st ever national social prescribing link worker success conference 8th July 2019
If you are an organisation delivering social prescribing or a link worker and haven't yet received an invitation to attend this conference, please email

Organisations interested in participating in the conference sponsorship program should email


NIHR public member recruitment
The NIHR are looking for members of the public to join a number of national and regional committees. Encourage patients’ groups, service users and carers etc. to consider getting involved. The deadline for applications is 1pm on Friday 26 April 2019


Social prescribing award

There are 4 categories open for entry. The submission deadline for entries is 17:00 4 June 2019

Quality assurance for social prescribing consultation
Feedback deadline is 28th April 2019. Respond using the feedback form

The Shared Ground Fund
Funding to support organisations to explore opportunities and address challenges in the area of migration and integration.





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Why GP receptionists and social prescribing link workers are crucial to sustaining general practice

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Social prescribing link worker report release

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Social prescribing link worker: 3 things primary care networks should do to increase successful delivery


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Coming soon: Link worker competency framework & toolkit

Coming soon: code of practice

NHS England social prescribing summary guide including sample job description and SNOMED CT codes to use

Free suicide prevention training

A guide to community-centred approaches for health and wellbeing


Workplace mental health resources

Step by step guide to conversations with patients about physical activity

*NEW* Social prescribing link worker report


*NEW* BMA- primary care network handbook

*NEW* NHS Assembly announced to help deliver the Long Term Plan

*NEW* looking out for our neighbours campaign

*NEW* National voices peer support hub

An A-Z directory of Plain English definitions of the most commonly used words and phrases in health, social care and housing

Free Introduction to mindfulness course

MECC training & online training

MECC linked resources

All Our Health resources: a framework of evidence to guide healthcare professionals in preventing illness, protecting health, and promoting wellbeing



Industry events


Arts 4 Dementia Best Practice Conference 2019, "Towards Social Prescribing
16 May 9:30am-5pm


1st ever national social prescribing link worker success conference

Monday, 8th July 2019


Save the date: What Matters To Me Conference
6th June 2019

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