Social prescribing

Social prescribing

The City of Greater Bendigo and Murray PHN are pleased to announce the implementation of a Social Prescribing program for the region.  

What is social prescribing? 

Social Prescribing is an approach used to connect members of the community to non-medical supports that can benefit their physical and mental health. The City of Greater Bendigo Social Prescribing program is a service for Health Professionals to refer patients who require low level support to connect with social activities in the community.

By taking part in the program, participants will be linked to non-medical activities based on interests which aims to increase patient health and wellbeing through social connection.  

Click here for an introductory video on Social Prescribing

Project overview 

The City of Greater Bendigo is partnering with the Murray PHN to deliver a Social Prescribing program for the Bendigo region. The program involves health care providers referring eligible participants to a link worker who assists in the engagement in community activities.  

Participant eligibility 

Participants who require low level intervention support in identifying and accessing social activities in the community and who will benefit from increased social interaction. Preference will be given to participants who are living with chronic or complex healthcare conditions and not receiving additional funding.  

Contact us

If you would like to contact the program please email [email protected] or call 1300 002 642 to speak with the Community Wellbeing Link Worker.