Social Prescribing

Enabling people in social prescribing roles to use a coaching approach to support community-based self-management and utilisation of community assets

Social Prescribing and Health Coaching

Social prescribing seeks to support people’s needs in a holistic way. It addresses their non-medical needs and supports them to take greater control of their own health and wellbeing, often through accessing a variety of activities which are typically provided by voluntary and community sector organisations.

Our Social Prescribing Programmes

Through our 2 day and 4 day accredited programmes we've helped hundreds of social prescribers to use a coaching approach to support community-based self-management and utilisation of community assets.

People attending our programmes work in a variety of roles such as: social prescribers, link workers, care coordinators, health advisers, health trainers, community navigators, well-being coordinators, care navigators, wellbeing coaches and health coaches. What they all have in common is their personalised coaching approach to support people’s motivation for positive behaviour change.

How Social Prescribing and Health Coaching work together

The role of a social prescriber is to have high quality conversations with people to find out what's important to them. Having health coaching skills enables social prescribers to hold conversations that engage people so that not only do they talk about what's important to them, they increase their sense of resourcefulness and are motivated to change their behaviour.

With its origins in a strengths based approach, health coaching fits with the holistic approach of social prescribing. It recognises that people’s health is determined by a range of social, economic, environmental and biological factors, the wider determinants of health and wellbeing. Skills in health coaching enable practitioners to have conversations with people that support them to take greater control of their own health and wellbeing.

What people say

"Having attended the two day Health Coaching Training this year, I can honestly say it made a huge impact on how I deliver my appointments. Health Coaching has enabled me to feel more confident within my role as well as providing me with the tools I needed in order to help participants take ownership of their own journeys. It is key to identifying different talking models and techniques to ‘frame’ conversations in order for the participant to make their own choices and come up with their own ideas & decisions." 

Link Worker, NHS

"I believe it was the one training course that has made the most difference to my role, I believe I gained more from this training than ever expected and think Health Coaching (training and knowledge) is key to working in Social Prescribing. I would highly recommend Health Coaching to any professional working within Social Prescribing as it allows the appointments to have a main goal/focus and maintain a person centred approach."

Link Worker, NHS

Information Resources

Our Health Coaching Model

The effective provision of health coaching requires practitioners to integrate three areas

Our Track Record and Expertise

TPC Health Coaching training will give you access to the most experienced providers of Health Coaching training in the UK

Our Application of Health Coaching

Health coaching is an umbrella term used to describe many different interventions

Our Partnership with Better Conversation

We're proud to be the industry partners for Better Conversation. The movement has been led by our colleague Dr. Penny Newman

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