The Social Prescribing Youth Network (SPYN)



“Every Primary Care Network in England to have at least one Link Worker dedicated to working with children and young people”.

That is SPYN’s ambition and with more than 900 members up and down the country, it is on course to be realised in 2022.

Social prescribing is described by NHS England and Improvement as an “all-age service” but everyone would agree children and young people do not have fair access. Yet.  We need your help.

Joining SPYN is free and keeps you up to date with news, developments, resources, funding and training.  SPYN members include Link Workers, voluntary and community organisations, social prescribing coordinators, commissioners, funders, GPs, youth workers, police officers, teachers and researchers.  What we have in common is a commitment to bringing social prescribing and its benefits to the younger generations.

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Some of SPYN’s achievements since its launch in 2018:

SPYN is coordinated by StreetGames, and chaired by Dr Marie Polley

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Royal College of Medicine

Our second webinar is on Wednesday 22nd February 12.00-13.00 and we will hear from Paul Wilson on The National Institute for Health and Care Research funded national evaluation of social prescribing link workers in GP surgeries.

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