Frankston Mornington Peninsula Social Prescribing Program

Frankston Mornington Peninsula Social Prescribing Program

Action Area

Supporting community recovery from the impact of COVID-19 pandemic

Strategic Direction

Local Solutions

Priority Actions

Promoting social and community connectedness

Target Population

Individuals experiencing social isolation, loneliness or disconnection from community that may have been resulted from or been exacerbated by the impact of COVID-19 restrictions

Summary

Frankston Mornington Peninsula Social Prescribing Program enables primary health care professionals to refer people identified as being socially isolated, lonely or disconnected from community to a range of local, non-clinical services providing social support programs, activities and events. The Program is a pilot / demonstration project, been established to support community recovery from the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. It will support local communities to access existing available social support programs, activities and events that have / may continue to be underutilised in the recovery phase. The Program’s Community Link Workers will give participants time, and focus on what matters to the person as identified through a process of intake and assessment; and shared decision making to develop a personalised support plan. The Community Link Workers role is to support people to connect and participate in community organisations programs, activities and events that match their identified needs. Access to the program is via supported referral from a primary health care provider. Download the referral form by clicking here. For general enquiries about the program, please contact a Community Link Worker. Referrals can be sent to the Peninsula Health ACCESS Service via fax at 9784 2309 or completed online by clicking here. Phone 1300 665 781 to speak with an ACCESS worker to discuss other referral options.
Contact: For any information about the Program, please contact a Community Link Worker at fmpsocialprescribing@phcn.vic.gov.au or phone 9788 4960.