The future of mental healthcare with digital social prescriptions

uMore has a core goal in enabling loved ones and healthcare professionals to refer individuals to a support system and to design their personalised solutions.

We wish to enable users to co-care so that people with social, emotional or practical needs are empowered to find help and to improve their health and wellbeing.

Why do social prescriptions matter?

Social prescribing primarily exists to fill in healthcare treatment gaps. Basic medical treatment doesn’t address every concern. For one, primary care providers don’t always have enough time to get to know their patients and to understand their complete life picture.

Loneliness can cause stress, which can eventually affect sleep, nutrition, and even your physical health. But if you tell your primary care provider, “I’m lonely,” they may not be able to offer much in the way of immediate care. That’s where your safe circle steps-in. These are individuals that you handpick to provide you with more support.

 

What’s your safe circle?

Your safe circle is with you outside of regular doctor’s visits or therapy appointments. They get to see, through uMore, how you progress daily, they know what days are good and in which days you are blue. These same individuals get notified if your wellbeing score falls below its designated threshold.

What are the benefits of digital
social prescriptions?

1

Facilitating disclosure

We understand that emotions can make it challenging to ask for help. uMore helps you disclose without having to talk.

2

Facilitating connections

Social prescribing puts you in touch with those that most care, helping relieve loneliness and improve quality of life.

3

Finding the necessary resources

uMore is built to help you cope with the underlying factors contributing to your stress, anxiety and even depression.

Resources

Making sense of social prescribing (2017) Polley, M. et al.
A review of the evidence assessing impact of social prescribing to
healthcare demand and cost implications (2017) Polley, M. et al.

A guide to selecting patient reported outcome measures (PROM’s) for
social prescribing (2019) Polley, M & Richards, R.

​Decision making tool for PROM’s in social prescribing (2019) Polley, M &
Richards, R.​

What does social prescribing look like? Mapping meaningful outcomes
(2020) Polley, M et al.

Evaluation report of the social prescribing demonstrator site in
Shropshire – Final Report (2019) Polley, M et al.

Dance to Health: Evaluation of the Pilot Programme (2017) AESoP
Good practice for social prescribing for mental health: the role of nature-
based interventions (2017) Bragg, R & Leck, C.

Social prescribing at a glance: North West England (2016) Health
Education England

Shine 2014 final report. Social Prescribing. Integrating GP and
community assets for Health. Health Foundation (2015) Bertotti, M. et al.
Steps towards implementing self-care: A resource for local
commissioners (2017) Healthy London

Gloucestershire clinical commissioning group’s social prescribing
service: Evaluation report (2016) Kimberley, R. et al.

Just what the doctor ordered: social prescribing – a guide for local
authorities (2016) Local Government Association

Inaugural National Social Prescribing conference report (2016) Social
Prescribing Network

Social Prescribing: A pathway to work? (2016) Steadman, K. et al.

The Role of Advice Services in Health Outcomes: evidence review and
mapping study (2015) The Low Commission

Social prescribing: a review of community referral schemes (2015)
Thomson, L. et al.

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