In the last episode of the current season of Podcast on Prescription, Dr Radha Modgil speaks to social prescribing link worker Darren (Daz) Dooler. Daz Dooler has worked for Live Well Wakefield for 18 months as a ‘Self Help Support Worker’. Having become involved in the Expert Patients Programme (formerly part of South-West Yorkshire Partnership) and completing the General Self-Management Community Course, he became a volunteer for the service and trained to become a tutor. He then went on to start his own community group The S.M.a.S.H Society. Here he ensures social prescribing continues to improve the lives of people in his community with health conditions, particularly those struggling with their mental health.
In this episode, Daz talks about his own journey with mental health and how social prescribing was a lifeline for him and how it can be for others too.