Social Prescribing/Wellbeing Services





  • PCN Social Prescribing Clinical Lead – Dr Kiran Qureshi
  • Help & Care Self-Management Service Operations Manager – Karen Wilmshurst
  • Help & Care Social Prescribing Link Worker – Holly Johnson
  • Help & Care Health & Wellbeing Coach – Karen Fuller
  • Help & Care Senior Coordinator – Dementia Services – Stacey Hill
  • PCN Care Coordinator Lead – Tanya Titman
  • PCN Care Coordinator - Katie Ball
  • PCN Care Coordinator – Lizzie Freeman
  • PCN Care Coordinator – Louise Pearce
  • PCN Care Coordinator – Yvonne Boyall
  • PCN Care Coordinator – Danielle Jackson-Orchard
  • PCN Care Coordinator – Zoe Wilson
  • PCN Care Coordinator – Debbie Smyth

Self Referral 


A Social Prescribing Link Worker

A Social Prescribing Link Worker can help PCNs to strengthen community and personal resilience and reduce health and wellbeing inequalities by addressing the wider determinants of health such as debt, poor housing and physical inactivity, by increasing people’s active involvement with their local communities. This service is particularly helpful for people with long term conditions (Inc. mental health), for people who are lonely or isolated or have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing.

  • Focusing on ‘what matters to me’ and taking a holistic approach, connecting patients to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.
  • This service is available for any age.
  • Up to 5 x 30minute sessions currently via telephone or video call with the potential for supported navigation into groups etc, once face-to-face work has resumed.
  • This service is based remotely during Covid-19 pandemic response.

A Self-Management Health/Wellbeing Coach

A Self-Management Health/Wellbeing Coach provides non-clinical health coaching to people with health conditions to support them to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to become active participants in their day-to-day care so that they can reach their self-identified health and wellbeing goals.

  • This service is available for over 18’s.
  • We are currently developing a children & young people service in Purbeck that will offer support to under 18’s so watch this space for more information in due course.
  • Up to 6 x 45minute sessions, currently via telephone or video call (face to face will resume when deemed safe to do so).
  • This service is based remotely during Covid-19 pandemic response.

Client Feedback Comments

  • ‘My thanks to Dr Bennett for referring me to this service and for recognising how much it could help me: He and Karen have literally saved my life I was so desperate.  Karen’s voice is often there with me long after our sessions helping me ongoing with some of the things we have talked about and suggestions: The positive journal and recognising the behaviour and unhelpful patterns I was in.  It has been the best support over and beyond what I ever imagined.  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you’
  • 'I know what I have got to do and appreciate the time and information given to me on LWD.'
  • 'The coaching has been fantastic I find myself thinking what would X (the coach) say to me?  I am practicing mindfulness and my mindset is different more positive and relaxing more. I have learned to make the most of who I am and not live in the past that I cannot change. I am going in the garden and have lost some weight. I feel I can take more control for myself and plan and prepare appointments so ask questions. Thank you so much.'
  • 'I feel stronger and getting better every day. My confidence has increased and can drive again to London. I take each day at a time now and do things for me. thank you'
  • From the daughter, ‘It has been lovely to meet up and talk to someone who is not involved but helpful and had good information and ideas thank you.’
  • 'Thank you but I don’t want to continue with this service don’t feel like talking at the moment anymore.'
  • 'Has helped so much, thank you.  Having sessions with you, helps me to articulate it and digest it and take action. I realise I have got to do this and this.  You pointed me to a couple of areas which helped me to continue my research and explore the avenues.  I feel I am getting more in control now.  You have helped me to digest what's happening in my life, how I'm handling it, not to compartmentalise but to put it in order.  Rather than tackling it in one go, address one thing at a time and then focus on the next, can look at the next one... I can get myself, my house in order and stop neglecting myself and that’s not vain or selfish.  I am just doing the housework on myself.  We are the ones who have got to take control - I am the only one who can do it.  I have to take control.’
  • ‘I am on the way.  Thank you so much.  You really helped."