Michael’s Experience of Bailiwick Social Prescribing
9th February 2022
More than 130 islanders in Guernsey have benefitted from the Bailiwick’s Social Prescribing Scheme since it was launched in July last year.
It allows GPs to refer patients to free non-medical support and activities such as gardening, painting and even rock climbing to tackle issues such as stress, anxiety and loneliness.
Michael Ellis is registered blind but it does not stop him finding adventurous ways to stay active thanks to the programme.
Wearing a blindfold prevents him from seeing anything whilst climbing, so he has to put his trust in his instructor to stay safe. Michael has only been climbing for four months and feels proud of how far he has come. Check out the full article and video of Michael talking about the free Bailiwick Social Prescribing, here.