Social Prescribing

GPs can refer patients to Social Prescribing Link Worker to help them with their socio-economic needs, loneliness and mental wellbeing by connecting them activities and services in the community. Click here to view online video on ‘What is social prescribing?’.

Upon receiving a referral, SPLW will call the patient to understand support needs and make suggestions/signpost/refer as necessary.  You may contact your GP Practice to connect with your social prescriber. 

The service has a waiting list and waiting time varies from time to time.  You may find list of key services useful and may want to contact them in case you need help sooner. 

Key services in Harrow:

JOY – Directory of Services: For information about activities, services and organisations

SWISH: Support & Wellbeing Information Service for information and advice about a range of matters including social groups, employability, personal budgets, learning, advocacy, welfare benefits and housing.  Phone: 020 8426 0929       Email:

Harrow Carers: Support, advice and guidance for unpaid carers in Harrow

Phone: 020 8868 5224    Email:

Age UK Hillingdon, Harrow & Brent: For advice, guidance and a range of services for elderly people. 

Phone: 020 8861 7980     Email:

Harrow Citizens’ Advice: For advice on benefits, housing, money matters, debt and immigration

Phone: 0808 250 5705

MIND in Harrow:  For activities, resources and help with mental wellbeing.

Phone: 020 8426 0929   Email:

Community Connex: Information, advice, support for those with learning disabilities, autism, other additional needs, and their families.

Phone: 020 88698484 / 020 84237382   Email:

SAMARITANS:  If you not feeling okay or having a difficult time you can get in touch with them. If you need someone to talk to, they listen. They won’t judge or tell you what to do.  You can talk to them about anything that’s troubling you, no matter how large or small the issue feels.

Phone: 116 123 (Free phone)    Email:

Single Point of Access by Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust: Mental Health Crisis Line for all ages which offers emotional support and advice to people who require urgent mental health attention, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Phone: 0800 0234 650 (Free phone)   Email:

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