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A Project Implementing and Evaluating Social Prescribing in South Tyneside

One New Thing

What is Social Prescribing? Social Prescribing is about connecting people to non-medical sources of support. There is increasing evidence to support the use of social interventions for people experiencing a range of common health problems. Why did we do it? To improve the mental and physical health of people in South Tyneside whose well-being is impacted on in a negative way by behaviours known to reduce the quality of life or result in...


Every Contact is a Health Improvement Contact (ECHIC)

A training programme for all members of staff across South Tyneside Council and Voluntary Sector.

Every Contact is a Health Improvement Contact (ECHIC)

What is ECHIC? The Every Contact is a Health Improvement Contact is a training program which teaches people how to have ‘healthy conversations’ with peers, family, and members of their community. Why did we do it? South Tyneside Council Public Health wanted to improve the morbidity rate in South Tyneside by decreasing the equalities gap that exists in the most deprived areas of the borough, through the promotion of healthy conversation...


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