I am Rachel Dawson, the new Social Prescribing Link Worker here at Minerva PCN. I come to this role having previously worked in the MyScript social prescribing service for Developing Health & Independence.
I will be taking referrals from July 2020. I welcome the opportunity to work with patients on any non-medical concerns that may be affecting their health & wellbeing. My one-to-one appointments with patients will focus on what matters to individuals— identifying their strengths, and those areas they wish to change.
I will work short-term with patients, usually over a 3 month period, using motivational interviewing to co-create a Wellbeing Plan with personalised resources. These resources draw upon community groups and services, and give patients the tools to make positive changes to increase wellbeing. I welcome referrals and look forward to working as part of the team at Minerva to develop the wellbeing and resilience of patients.
I love learning what motivates people to make changes and having been a teacher locally, its great to now be working in this area to help people take action to improve their wellbeing.