Description: The term holistic relates to the whole of something or to the total system instead of just its parts. Social prescribing reinforces an approach to health that accounts for mental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of an illness.

There are different social prescribing models but within Wales the most common one is holistic which, aided by a social prescribing practitioner who helps the client navigate and access suitable services, aims to use a whole-person approach over a longer period of time.

Connected Terms: Action planning, active signposting, asset-based approach, co-production, person-centred approach, social prescribing, social prescribing models, social prescribing pathway, social prescribing practitioner, wellbeing, what matters conversation.

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