LUNCH & LEARN - Social prescribing for young people in Hartlepool

No prior booking is required for this event. 


This session is suitable for all staff and volunteers across the North East and North Cumbria health and care system. If you have any queries about your eligibility to attend, please get in touch.



Boost, in collaboration with North Cumbria Knowledge and Library Service, are planning a series of Lunch and Learns. These are 30 minute, virtual, informal sessions that take place at lunchtime - while you take a break and eat, you can listen to our invited speaker give a short talk sharing their experience of improvement work. The session is then open to anyone who has questions or reflections to offer.

Join us for this Lunch and Learn to hear from Julian Penton (Hartlepower Community Trust VCS Development Team) and Sarah McClusky (Hartlepool Borough Council Youth Service) on 'Social prescribing for young people in Hartlepool'.

This workshop will describe Hartlepool's young people's social prescribing model, exploring the questions that were raised by participants at the recent 'Always the Right Door' children and young people's mental health summit. These included:

  • What are the boundaries, if any, between social prescribing link workers and therapeutic practitioners?
  • How is 'wellbeing' understood?
  • How long can young people engage with the service and who can refer in?
  • What levels of emotional distress are experienced by the young people engaging with the service?


About our speaker...

Julian Penton’s development officer role for Hartlepower Community Trust CIO involves championing, nurturing, connecting and helping sustain voluntary organisations, including charities and social enterprises.

Facilitation of collaboration between the voluntary sector, the NHS, local authorities and universities also features in the role - recent collaborations include addressing the local food system, creating a disability research network, the 'community transformation' of adult mental health-related services, place-based community development and young people’s social prescribing.

Previous professional experience also includes practising as a Human Givens therapist and supervisor and teaching the Human Givens approach.


The session will take place via Microsoft Teams, and will be recorded. Please click here to join this Lunch & Learn...

If you have any queries about this event or any special requirements, please contact get in touch.

Event Details

Event date 8 February 2024 12:30 pm
Event end date 8 February 2024 1:00 pm
Registration Start Date 28 November 2023
Cut off date 8 February 2024 12:30 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Online