Social and community groups

Find out about local social and community groups.

You can contact these organisations yourself without speaking to a GP first.

Social Prescribing

Your doctor isn’t the only person who can help you feel better - you can improve your health and well-being through Social Prescribing.

We know that taking care of yourself involves more than just medicine, so we can help you get specialist support for more than medical problems. Our Social Prescribers can suggest activities and local support to improve your quality of life. You can then weigh up these options and decide whether to participate; we will support you in planning you next steps.

Social Prescribers can help with:

  • Isolation
  • Loneliness
  • Emotional Wellbeing
  • Healthy Lifestyle Choices
  • Getting Out and About
  • Life changing events i.e., Birth, Retirement, Bereavement
  • Long-term Health Conditions
  • Loss of Confidence/Purpose
  • Poor Health linked to Housing/House Conditions
  • Accessing work, training and volunteering  

What is Social Prescribing?

  • Improve your Mental and Physical Health
  • Meet new People
  • Learn a new skill or participate in a new activity
  • Increase self-confidence and self esteem
  • Better quality of life
  • Get involved in your community

This service is completely free of charge and gaining access is simple. You can either:

  • Contact Barnsley Healthcare Federation by emailing
  • Speak to our Health and Wellbeing coordinator via an appointment at the practice. To do this please contact us via the link below.

Contact the surgery

Request an appointment at the surgery

If the services above are not suitable, you can request an appointment at the surgery.