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Measuring the economic impact of the wellspring healthy living centre's social prescribing wellbeing programme for low level mental health issues encountered by GP services

Kimberlee, Richard; Jones, Matthew; Powell, Jane


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Mathew Jones
Professor of Public Health

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Jane Powell
Professor in Public Health Economics


This research evaluates the impacts of a holistic social prescribing Wellbeing Programme delivered by the Wellspring Healthy Living Centre, Bristol. As a holistic social prescribing approach it is representative of many third sector led interventions seeking to support local primary care services. It offers GP-referred patients 12 weeks of one-to-one support followed by 12 months of group support around a particular activity. Socio-economic impact was measured through Social Return On Investment (SROI) approach using a pre and post intervention interviews using the Wellspring Wellbeing Questionnaire tool (WWQ). Data collected using the WWQ suggests that three months after a beneficiary’s induction on the intervention beneficiaries show statistically significant improvement in: PHQ9 (p=

Report Type Project Report
Publication Date Nov 1, 2013
Publicly Available Date Jun 7, 2019
Journal Proving our Value
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords wellbeing, mental health issues, GP services
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